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Vol. 19, Number 1 



TheValley 

Lebanon Valley College Magazine V 



Fall/Winter 2001 



Editor: 

Tom Hanrahan 

Writers: 

Marie Bongiovanni 
Nancy Kettering Frye '80 
Mary Beth Hower 
Jeff Intoccia '02 
Cindy Progin '04 
Braden Snyder '00 
Cory Thornton '99 
Stephen Trapnell '90 
Mary Warner 
Barbara West '98 

Proofreader: 
Lois Fegan 

Designer: 

Manger, Steck and Koch 

Production Manager: 
Kelly Alsedek 

Photography: 
John T Consoli 
Dennis Crews 
Bill Dowling 
Bill Johnson 
Nick Kelsh 
Howard Korn 
Terry Wild 

Send comments or 
address changes to: 
Office of College Relations 
Laughlin Hall 
Lebanon Valley College 
101 North College Avenue 
Annville, PA 17003-1400 
Phone: (717) 867-6030 
Fax: (717) 867-6035 
progin@lvc.edu 
hanrahan@lvc.edu 

The Valley IS PUBLISHED BY LEBANON 

Valley College and is distributed 
without charge to alumni and 

FRIENDS. 

The Valley IS PRODUCED APPROXIMATELY 

five months in advance of when 
it is received by its readership. 
Class News & Notes received 
after production has begun will 
be included in the next issue of 
the magazine. 



Features 








Religion and Society 

Many LVC graduates are anchoring 
their daily work in religious faith... 
portraits of Lebanon Valley alumni at 
the nexus ot iaith and society. 
By Mary Warner 



Departments 

1 5 Class News & Notes 
32 Newsmakers 
38 News Briefs 





A Legacy of Excellence 

While LVC is witnessing positive 

growth in many sectors of the 

institution, one thing has remained 

constant: the faculty's dedication 

to student-centered teaching and 

learning. 

By Stephen Trapnell '90 



On the Cover: 

Dr. Mary L. Lemons, associate 

professor of music, and 

Dr. George D. Curfman 53, 

professor emeritus of music. 

in front ot the Blair Music Center 

Photograph by John 7. Consoli 

Inside Front Cover: 

LVC athletic fields — view 
from Krciderheim Road 
Photograph by John T. Consoli 



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The Continuing Role of LVC Graduates 



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Many Lebanon Valley College graduates are anchoring their 
daily work in religious faith. They exemplify a variety of 
religious" traditions and their purviews range from distressed 
communities in rural Maine to the exuberant art world of 
metropolitan New York. Here are portraits of Lebanon Valley 
alumni at the nexus of faith and society. 



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Some people at Lebanon Valley College call him "Mayor 
Rankin." Chris Rankin, Class of 2001, received the nickname 
from Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson of the LVC English Department, 
who noticed how Rankin was typically at the center of 
campus events. 

He served as senior class president, resident assistant, chaplains 
assistant and member of the Student Programming Board. 
When a group of high school classmates toured the campus or 
students gathered to plan chapel worship, Rankin was likelv to 
be in the lead. 

Meanwhile, off campus, Rankin helped lead the youth group 
at Christ United Church of Christ in Annville and served as a 
delegate to the UCC regional and national meetings. 

Fulfilling an ambition he said dates from his kindergarten daws, 
he plans to become "Reverend Rankin." He majored in English 
with a minor in religion, and this fall began three years of study 
at Lancaster Theological Seminary that will lead to ordination in 
the United Church of Christ. 

In fact, "Chaplain Rankin" appeals to him as well. 

LVC Chaplain Rev. Dr. Darrell Woomer has been a mentor, 
whom Rankin credits for his particular interest in American 
religions. Rankin added that he has been moved to see students 
develop their spiritual lives on campus. 

"They might come to chapel. Then they get involved. Being a 
part of that for four years has made me think that at some point 
in my ministry, I would love to be a college chaplain. 

"I think I would want a place like Lebanon Vallev — a close- 
knit, familv-tvpe place, he said. 

When Tabor United Church of Christ in Lebanon invited him 
to preach in May, a couple of pews were filled with Lebanon 
Valley students, manv of them fellow residents or Funkhouser East. 

Prior to attending LVC, Rankin grew up in the First Reformed 
United Chutch of Christ in Lancaster and has been an avid 
student of its history. 



At Lebanon Valley, he was among a group of students preparing 
for the ministry in the Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal and UCC 
churches. I hev gathered at least once a semester in the 
President's Dining Room for lunch and conversation with 
seminary representatives invited to campus by Woomer. 

1 he group has grown as the College has grown, Rankin said. 
"You really form a nice bond on a professional level. You are 
colleagues." @ 

The Rev. Michelle Grube '90 is "working in the depths of 
people's lives" amidst the blueberry fields and forests of 
rural Maine. 

She illustrates with a story: when a black family moved out of 
homelessness in New York Cirv to an ill-equipped camper-trailer 
buffeted bv the Maine winter, her little churches rallied with 
food baskets, firewood, Christmas gifts and support against the 
racism of some in the communitv. 

" Fodav, the father has a full-time job. Thev have running 
water, a generator tor electricity and their lives are pretty much 
together. That's what I mean." she said. 

Grubes spiritual pursuits might have taken quite a different 
path. When she finished her masters degree in divinity at Drew 
University in Madison. N.J., where she went directlv after grad- 
uating from Lebanon Valley College, she was ottered a fellowship 
to study New Testament themes in modern literature tor a 
Ph.D. She was particularly drawn, she said, to Virginia Woolf 
and Sylvia Plath. 

Grube chose ordination instead, in the United Methodist 
Church. Now. nine years later, she said she still toys with the 
idea of graduate work but she would likelv choose to study 
social work or pastoral care. She has learned, "that my heart lies 
in helping people. 

Grube is a native of Ephrata who spent her high school fresh- 
man year in Maine. It was there that she telt a calling to enter 
the ministry. After ordination, she made her way back to Maine 
because, "this is my spiritual home." 



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As pastor of two churches, Searsmont United Methodist Church 
and People's United Methodist Church in nearby Union, Grube 
is a sharp observer of the social and economic dynamic in her 
communities, and deeply conscious of the church's role there. 
The Searsmont community has developed raw fault lines as the 
lumber industry on which the town was built continues to 
shrink, and a huge credit-card telephone center was built nearby. 
Even as rhe unfamiliar new industry brings jobs, "people are 
hurting because their community is changing," she stated. 

Her 150-year-old church in Searsmont must be a place "where we 
can continue to find common ground. The church's role is to lis- 
ten, to open up arms to both sides, to allow dialogue to occur." © 

The Rev. Dr. G. Edwin Zeiders 70 became president last year 
of the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, after four 
years as council director of the Central Pennsylvania 
Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

He was a pastor for 17 years and a district superintendent of the 
church for eight. But what is most important about his spiritual 
journey is this: "I have been giving an account of my spiritual 
life tor almost 20 years," monthly, one-on-one, with a spiritual 
director, acknowledged Zeiders. 

In much the way that monastics codify their spiritual goals, he 
has developed a written "personal rule, a precious way of meas- 
uring what kind of Christian I am apart from what my work is." 
He does not discuss details of this intensely personal and regu- 
larly evolving document, but he stated, "One thing it does is 
make me consciously Christian. My prayer life and my patterns 
of generosity have been significantly enhanced." 

Zeiders discovered the importance of this inter ior spiritual 
attention in the midst of external success. His seminary studies 
had gone well, he was senior pastor at a large church in 
Stewartstown, Pa., but "spiritually I knew I was not maturing." 

The Protestant tradition reinforces the work ethic, while "these 
internal pieces have been so neglected," he said. "I think that has 
cost the church a lot of integrity and zeal." 

Zeiders also talks with passion about the challenges of his new 
work at United: how to prepare church leaders to "think and act 
globally," to engage the cyber culture, to respond to spiritual 
searching. 

These days, he noted that, "the seminary is more about helping 
people to ask their questions than giving people the answers to 
their questions." 

Zeiders was a member of Park Street United Methodist 
Church in Harrisburg as a boy, and is the 1 1th minister raised 
in that church. 

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He joined the Marine Corps after high school and went to work 
in industry before a call he had felt years earlier jelled and he 
decided to go to seminary. 

In preparation for that study, Zeiders completed his degree at 
Lebanon Valley College in three years, graduating with a sociol- 
ogy major and all the Greek he could take. He did this all while 
being involved in youth ministry and preaching in the North 
Annville parish. He received his doctorate in ministry from 
Boston University in 1983. © 

Marian "Mim" Warden '57 will teach a class at her synagogue 
in New York City this fall about spiritual journeys — a class 
that will incorporate the arts. 

The remarkable spiritual journey of this Baptist minister's 
daughter, former trustee of Harrisburg's Market Square 
Presbyterian Church, graduate of Union Theological Seminary 
and now member of B'nai Jeshurun synagogue, has always been 
profoundly informed by the arts. 

She was program director at the church-owned classical radio 
station WMSP in Hatrisburg — a job she considered a spiritual 
calling. She was founder and long-time president of Harrisburg's 
Metro Arts, and instrumental in clearing the city's Allied Arts 
Fund and Whitaket Center for Science and the Arts. 

In 1994, Warden went to Union in New York to study religion 
and the arts. She was intrigued by "what it was about the artistic 
persona that was clearly spiritual, but was not connected to a 
faith community." 

In the course of her work for a master's degree in divinity at the 
interdenominational, predominantly Protestant seminary, she 
visited B'nai Jeshurun and found it "the most vibrant place I 
had been in a long time." After long study, she decided three 
years ago to convett to Judaism. 

The congregation is patt of the Jewish Renewal movement, 
which incorporates traditional Jewish ptactice. Services are 
entirely in Hebrew with the egalitarianism and social 
consciousness of modern Judaism. 

Warden noted that her paternal great-grandparents were Jewish 
immigrants from Germany. It was her experiences at the syna- 
gogue and her continuing study of the Bible and its contexts 
that led to her conversion. 

"The bottom line is that I came to see Jesus in the Jewish 
prophetic tradition," she said. While she appreciates liberal 
Christianity's metaphorical readings of Jesus' divinity and 
resurrection for example, she ultimately felt more connected 
to Judaism. 

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she added. "I see the religious traditions as all having a different 
path to experiencing God." 

Warden heads an interfaith committee at the synagogue that has 
a long-standing collaboration with a nearbv Methodist church. 
It is part of a project to bring artists-in-residence to Union and 
to the Jewish Theological Seminary across the street. @ 

Rabbi Bernard Goldsmith '51 decided to become a rabbi while 
he was serving in the Marine Corps at Parris Island — not a 
place usually associated with theological discovery. 

The mentorship of the Jewish chaplain at the base in South 
Carolina and the jov or textual study in Hebrew texts led to his decision. 

"We managed to spend four or five hours a week together in 
study" reading the Bible and commentaries of rabbis of the 
10th, 1 1th and 12th centuries, in the original Hebrew, said 
Rabbi Goldsmith. "It was fascinating." 

He majored in psychology at Lebanon Valley College. It was this 
study that turned out to be valuable even though his career path 
changed. He was doing graduate work in that field at Temple 
University when he was drafted during the Korean War. 

Goldsmith went on to graduate from Hebrew Union College in 
New York City, the seminary of Reform Judaism. He led congre- 
gations until his retirement in 1993 and now serves as Jewish 



chaplain at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in La 
Jolla, California. 

Even since his retirement, the rabbi's spiritual journey has taken 
new turns. Goldsmith said that he had been drawn in the past 
to traditional lewish practices, though Reform ludaism did not 
require them, and in his retitement he found solace and strength 
bv embracing them. 

In 1994, he and his wife Rosalind decided to follow the kosher 
laws of traditional Judaism at all times. In addition, thev no 
longer watch television or answer the telephone from sundown 
Friday to sundown Saturday, as well as on all major Jewish holi- 
days, unless the answering machine reveals an emergency. 

"It makes our observance so much more meaningful that we do 
not have to bother with the mundane things of the daily 
process," he explained. "It renews us. 

Goldsmith grew up in Harrisburg and went to Temple Beth El 
as a child. Though he has lived in California tor decades, he has 
remained in close touch with Lebanon Valley. Returning in 
1996 tor his -nth reunion, the rabbi presented the College 
library with funding tor literature about Judaism. © 

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Mary Warner is the religion and values reporter for 
The Patriot News in Harrisburg. 



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Excellence 



BY STEPHEN TRAPNELL '90 



There is a new baseball 
stadium* A different professor 
in your old advisers office. 
Landscaping and walkways 
where College Avenue once 
stretched back to the railroad 
tracks. And a lake where 

the "Red Avenger" once rode 
triumphantly on an ATV 
during a football game. 

Visit Lebanon Valley College 
for almost any homecoming, 
and you are bound to find 
changes. Whether you 
graduated in 1931, 1961 — 
even 2001 — the school you 
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think it is easy for us to focus on different periods and 
the events that characterized those periods — whether 
they be architectural or programmatic — and think 
that each period could be defined by those events," 
said LVC President Dr. G. David Pollick. "And, while 
it might be easy to focus on the differences between 
periods, I think it is more important to focus on those things 
that allow the College's identity to be clear in people's minds. 
There are certain character elements that belong to the 
institution throughout many, manv generations. 

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The Valley recently brought together pairs or current and 
emeritus faculty members to discuss the academic lire or the 



College — then and now. What emerged was a perspective on 
decades or change at Lebanon Valley. To some the differences 
may appear revolutionary. But perhaps they are better defined 
as evolutionary: a consistent development of the values that 
have always been, and continue to be, at the core of the 
College. 

"There is something there that transcends the leadership, that 
transcends individual members of the faculty," Pollick said. 
When he talks to alumni, one theme comes up repeatedly: "It 
is just constant, the expression that the faculty cared tor them. 
It does not matter what generation it is ...You give me that, 
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When Dr. C. F. Joseph Tom was looking for a place to teach 
economics in 1954, Lebanon Valley met his criteria. "I like a 
college that is small, is liberal-arts oriented and is close to large 
cities," he said. 

"May I say, that's exactly the same thing that attracted me," 
said Dr. Paul A. Heise, an associate professor who has taught 
economics at LVC for the last 10 years. 

Tom spent 35 years at the Valley, and is now a professor emeritus. 
He watched College enrollment climb from about 600 students 
shortly after he started to more than 1,500 today. Both he and 
Heise, however, said LVC's core philosophies remain intact. 

"I am glad that the majority of the faculty and the administra- 
tion still believe that the liberal arts approach is the basic pur- 
pose of education," Tom noted. "For a small college like this, 
our main emphasis is to impress upon the student a much 
broader understanding of society." 

Heise is quick to point out how important a liberal arts educa- 
tion is to the study of economics, which he describes as a 
"moral philosophy" or "the science of choice." 

"You have unlimited wants, and limited resources. How are 
you going to make choices? How are you going to divide your 
time?" Heise asked. "We're trying to teach people to make a 
life for themselves based on their value system. The average 
person today is going to change careers four or five times. 
To be trained as just a musician or as just an accountant or 
something else is short-changing those kids badly. We want 
to educate them." 

Heise said LVC's faculty has input in many College decisions, 
something that strengthens their camaraderie. "I don't know 
just the economists and political scientists. I know the business 
people, the chemists. It's all integrated. There's a community 
here, a community of shared values." 

"It's one good, happy family," Tom stated. 

"Yes, there is an LVC family," Heise agreed. 

"Oh, we have differences, don't get me wrong," Tom noted, 
and both men began to laugh. 

Heise pointed out that he and Tom play poker with chemistry 
professor Dr. Owen Moe. "I disagree with absolutely every 
concept that Owen Moe thinks about with regard to liberal 
arts," Heise acknowledged. "But he is a dear friend. Why? 
Because he really cares about this College. We might disagree, 
but I am certain that he would never do anything that would 
hurt this College. And he would go to any length to make sure 
that his students were taken care of." 

The economics professors recalled stories of their own 
students: some amusing, some inspiring. Tom mentioned a 



student who wrote as a response to an essay question: "Only 
God knows the answer." Tom wrote back: "That is why God 
received the A and you received an F." 

Heise recalled stopping in to see Dr. Jeanne Hey, also an LVC 
economics professor. "Has 'George' been acting odd?" he asked 
her. "'Yes he has. He is asking questions,' she said. And they 
are good questions!" "This kid, in his junior year, suddenly 
woke up. To be there when this kid opens up and reaches out 
all over the place, that is nice," Heise said, adding that such 
students are the true reward of teaching. "They demand more 
of you, and you want to give it to them. It is why we are here." 



Dr. George D. Curfman '53, a professor emeritus of music 
who taught at LVC from 1961 to 1996, said, "I can remember 
teaching in public school and taking a phonograph record, a 
78 rpm, to class to use for music appreciation, and the kids 
would go like this: "He has a record!!'' 

"And now they are burning CDs for their assignments," added 
Dr. Mary L. Lemons, an associate professor of music. 

As professors of music education, Drs. Curfman and Lemons 
have faced the challenges of preparing their own students for 
careers that will see such changes. 

"I believe in building a solid foundation for the future in the 
classes we teach. We cannot possibly teach them everything," 
said Lemons, who joined LVC's faculty in 1996. "So what we 
have time to do is to lay the foundation, the principles of good 
music teaching." 

"A college can not really give you skills," offered Curfman. "It 
can identify the skills and make recommendations as to what 
you are supposed to do by practicing to develop those skills ... 
Only the student can make that happen ... They need to deal 
with the technique — much of that is mechanical — but then 
also the expressive side, use that technique to express some- 
thing. And these are the very two things — the technique and 
the expressiveness — that they must then, in turn, do in the 
school or with church choirs or whatever creative groups with 
whom they are working. So that they go out into school and 
do for children and youth what we have done lor them." 

"It is a shared responsibility," Lemons agreed. 

For generations, the partnership of Lebanon Valley music 
faculty, students and alumni has successfully fulfilled that 
responsibility. 

"People had jobs by graduation day," Curfman noted. "It was a 
strong department that turned out people who were able to do 
the work in schools." 

"That was the recruiting tool ..." Lemons said. "... the job that 
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"Music teachers want to work with our students, and principals 
want to hire our students," Lemons continued. 

"Really, almost all you had to say was that you had graduated 
from Lebanon Valley College," Curfman said. 

Even after they leave the school for jobs, many former music 
students keep in touch. Lemons' office features photos of each of 
the student-teaching classes she has led since she arrived at LVC. 

"They still call and ask for suggestions," she said. "The alumni 
are extremely loyal. I find that our music alumni are interested 
in our students still, and what's going on here." That bond 
begins during their years as students. "They are together all 
the time," Lemons pointed out. "They have class after class 
together." 

"They sing in the choir, they play in the band," Curfman said, 
picking up the refrain. 

"They are here practicing at night," Lemons added. 

Curfman said, "I do not know how it is now, but years ago thev 
would all have English together." 

"A lot of times they do," Lemons quickly agreed, "because that 
fits into their schedule." 

When they first learned or opportunities to teach at Lebanon 
Valley, the rwo professors' familiarity with the school could not 
have been more different: Curfman was a 1953 Valley graduate; 
Lemons had never heard of the school. Both, however, found a 
place they enjoyed. 

"I was overwhelmed with the energy and the commitment of 
the faculty," Lemons acknowledged. 

"I can not imagine being any more fortunate than I have been," 
Curfman said. "If I had had to 'work' for a living, I would have 
wanted to do this in the evening. It was that much tun." 



Psychology professors Dr. Jean O. Love and Dr. Salvatore S. 
Cullari found they had arrived at LVC with similar back- 
grounds. Both came to the school in their early 30s after careers 
in clinical psychology. 

"By the age of 34, I thought I knew enough psychology to start 
teaching it," Love explained. When she went searching for a job 
in 1954, however, "almost every opening specified that a man 
should apply for it." 

Fortunately, a review of LVC by the American Association of 
University Women had urged the school to hire more women, 
she said, and "Lebanon Valley grabbed me." 

"I felt that I fell into place when I started teaching," said Love, 
a professor emerita who retired in 1985. "One thing that was 



very appealing was that there was practically no department. 
The fact that I could develop the department was very enticing, 
and I fell in love with the Valley students. The majority of our 
students were the first people in their families to go to college, 
and I was the one person in my family to go to college, so I 
guess there was a natural bond there." 

"We still get a lot of students who are either first generation or 
second, or their brother or sister went here," noted Cullari, 
who has taught at LVC since 1985. He pointed out that many 
students work to help their parents pay for college. "Our stu- 
dents really are hard-working; they are down-to-earth; they arc- 
motivated. I do not think that has changed much over the years." 

"I have always enjoyed doing research," Cullari said. "I found 
that the quality of students was high enough that they can 
actually do a lot of research, and over the years I have done a 
number of publications with students. It was like working with 
graduate students in some ways." 

However, Cullari has also adjusted his teaching methods to stu- 
dents raised in an environment of music videos, computer 
games and other rapid-fire messages. "They are more visual," he 
explained. "Over the years, what I have found myself doing is 
almost teaching in sound bites. No one can lecture for c )0 
minutes anymore." 

"That problem was emerging," Love concurred of her years at 
LVC. "At least I thought it was a problem, since I am terriblv 
verbal. I used lectures often, because I like to talk, but we also 
had a lot of discussions and seminars." 

Since the days when Love served as the sole full-time psvcholo- 
gv professor, the department has seen significant developments. 
It now includes about 160 majors and five full-time tacultv 
members; there were eight majors the vear she arrived. 

"One of the things I was able to do early on after I came here 
was get psychology at Lebanon Valley College classified with the 
natural sciences," Love noted. 

"Were you the one who did that?" Cullari asked. " Thank you." 

"I have been absolutely delighted to see what has happened to 
the department," Love continued. "I laid a few bricks, back in 
my day." 

Cullari replied, "You laid the foundation, that is for sure." 



One challenge for a college dean is to help make a school an 
appealing place for top-notch faculty. Dr. Carl Y. Ehrhart '40, 
dean emeritus of the College, remembers when Dr. Donald 
Byrne, director of American Studies and professor of religion 
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"He let us know in no uncertain terms that he looked upon this 
as a stepping stone, until he got a real job, a university job," 
Ehrhart recalled with a chuckle. "He had the hardware. He had 
the qualifications, a tremendous personality. We did a job on 
him. We made it so good for him he did not leave. What we 
used was whatever magic there is in a small school." 

This is Byrne's 30th year as a member of the Valley faculty. 

"Working in a small school is a wonderful job. It is arguably the 
best job in the world," noted Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald, the 
current vice president for academic affairs and dean of the facul- 
ty. "Getting stimulating feedback from students who clearly are 
engaged in the material and intellectually alert to it, who are 
excited by that — and whom you know personally — is 
tremendously gratifying. When teaching is good, it is very, 
very good. This is a place that celebrates that." 

Both Ehrhart and MacDonald were teachers themselves earlier 
in their careers. Ehrhart graduated from LVC in 1940 and 
returned as professor of philosophy in 1947; he served as dean 
from 1960 until 1980. MacDonald had been a professor and 
administrator at Dickinson College before joining LVC in 
1998. 

Ehrhart said, "It took me several years to begin to think like a 
dean, because I came from the faculty, and the administration 
was the enemy. Deans were an abomination. I turned myself 
into the enemy. One day I found myself referring to the faculty 
as 'they.'" 

"One of the things I miss here is that I do not have regular con- 
tact with students," MacDonald acknowledged. "You are one 
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of touch with the reality of the classroom. This is a teaching 
place, and I am not doing it. I am watching that activity." 

Ehrhart pointed out that while MacDonald was selected as dean 
after a formal search committee and interview process, he him- 
self was "anointed" by a phone call from the College president 
[Frederick K. Miller, 1950-1967] in late 1959. The president 
said: "We know you are not going to be a scholar ... so you 
might as well be dean," Ehrhart recalled with a laugh. 

Since his days at the College, processes have been formalized. 
Faces have changed. Campus facilities have grown. Connections 
to the United Methodist Church have altered (Ehrhart was an 
Evangelical United Brethren minister; MacDonald was raised 
as a Roman Catholic.) Both deans seem to take such changes 
in stride. 

"A dean who longs for the past and tries to recreate that past 
will fail very, very quickly, whatever emotional attachment he or 
she might have to some golden era," MacDonald said. "A dean's 
job is not a romantic job. It is a very practical job." 

"If you get too romantic, you get fired," Ehrhart quipped, 
then thought about the LVC of today compared to his time. 
"This is not the same place; fortunately it is not ... One thing 
we used to say to ourselves for years: 'We are good, but nobody 
knows it.'" 

"By 1997, people knew it," MacDonald offered, explaining that 
his Dickinson colleagues spoke highly of Lebanon Valley when 
he announced he was moving to the school. 

"I am glad to hear that," Ehrhart said. 



Stephen Trapnell '90 is a corporate communications specialist for D&E Communications, Inc.. Ephrata. Pa., 
and a writer for Gamut!, an online magazine covering entertainment. 



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By Jeff Intoccia '02 

rian Yingling '03 realized he had a tough 
decision to make. After graduating from 
Central Dauphin East High School in 
1997, Yingling could attend college and 
jump into the grueling five-month colle- 
giate ice hockey schedule or compete in 

a junior league and prepare himself physically and 

mentally for the change. 

He decided to play junior hockey. During the 1997- 
1998 season, he played for the Central Penn Panthers 
of the Metropolitan "B" League and his team finished 
third nationally. Yingling scored 74 goals and had 52 
assists (126 points) in 55 games and was named Rookie 
of the Year. Afterward, he spent the 1998-1999 
campaign in North Dakota playing for the Bismarck 
Bobcats. In 55 games, he scored 40 goals and tallied 40 
assists (80 points) en route to being named a first team 
all-star. 

Realizing he could excel against the top junior "A" 
teams, Yingling took his talents to Lebanon Valley 
College. As a freshman Yingling led the team with 
24 goals. 

"Every year, wherever I go, I just try to do my best," 
said Yingling, a junior business major. "I was blessed 
to play in a great lineup with J. P. Callahan '02 and 
Jamie Taylor '02 at LVC my first year." 



Head Coach Al MacCormack, who recruited the 5'11", 
170-pound Yingling, was not surprised by the per- 
formance of his rookie forward. "I knew Brian was one 
of the top scorers in Pennsylvania and in the junior 
leagues," stated MacCormack. "He was a player with 
the ability to score and to see the ice visually; I knew 
right away he would be an impact player." 

In his second season, Yingling tied sophomore 
defenseman Tim Rink '03 with 23 assists and again led 
the Dutchmen with 24 goals, including four in an 8-5 
upset win over Johnson & Wales University in the 
semifinals of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference 
(ECAC) Northeast playoffs. 

"That game was awesome," acknowledged Yingling, 
who commutes from the Harrisburg suburb of 
Steelton everyday. "I still replay each goal in my head. 
Their goalie really did not play too well and every- 
thing I threw at the net seemed to go in." 

With smart decision making, Yingling has emerged as 
a leader on and off the ice. 

"He is probably one of the quietest players on the 
team," said MacCormack. "He is a 3.5 student who 
holds a full-time job (at Twin Ponds Ice Rink) while 
going to school. He is just the type of kid that every- 
body would love to have on their team." 



Jeff Intoccia '02, an English communications major, is also a sports writer for LaVie Collegienne, an LVC sports 
information assistant, a pitcher on LVC's baseball team and a member of the Fellowship for Christian Athletes. 



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In Memoriam 

Dr. Edna J. Carmean '59, H'85 



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On Wednesday, June 6, the College community mourned 
the loss of Dr. Edna J. Carmean '59, H'85, who passed 
away at the age of 97. Edna, along with husband Dr. D. 
Clark Carmean H'85, served as an integral part of LVC life since 
joining the campus family in 1933. 

With a sincere interest in the lives of those around her and a keen 
eye for local history, Edna became the College's self-appointed his- 
torian. Her research provided the background for LVC history 
professor Paul Wallace's Lebanon Valley College: A Centennial 
History, a book that chronicles 100 years of LVC life (1866-1966), 
capturing past traditions like the Annual Murder and May Day festival. 

Edna was always quick to lend her talents to any area on campus 
where she could be of assistance. Over the years, she worked for 
the Music Department, Admission Office, President's Office and 
Public Relations Office; and she served as executive secretary for 
the Centennial celebration of the College, as well as an editor/ 
writer for the Alumni Review. She and Clark were also well known 
for opening their hearts and homes to students, whether it hap- 
pened to be serving as houseparents to the residents of a 1930s 
men's dormitory or welcoming students and colleagues alike to 
their South Annville home, where they spent 50 years and avidly 
cultivated extensive gardens. 

Because of their close ties to the LVC community, campus members 
became family to Edna and Clark, and the couple in turn provided 
generously for that family. They became members of the College's 
Laureate Society, which denotes philanthropic giving to the College 
in excess of one million dollars. They supported students 
directly with the establishment of the Carmean String Ensemble 
Scholarship in 1982 for LVC students interested in studying and per- 
forming string music. 

Their love of music also resulted in the establishment of the D. 
Clark and Edna J. Carmean Distinguished Chair in Music in 1997. 
When it came time to lead the College into a major fundraising 
campaign, the Carmeans accepted the challenge of serving as hon- 
orary co-chairs, and the TOWARD 2001 campaign exceeded its 
goal and raised over $23.9 million. 



Bringing a sense of artistic definition to campus, the couple funded 
Cuewe-Pehelle, a statue commissioned for LVC by New York sculp- 
tor Audrey Flack. The area where the statue is located was named 
Carmean Plaza in their honor. 

An accomplished writer, Edna became well-known in the Lebanon 
County community as the woman who chronicled the region's 
infamous 19th Century murder trial with her novel, The Blue-Eyed 
Six (1974,1981). In more recent times, she researched 100 years of 
the Lebanon County court system and published her story, Nine 
Men on the Bench (1994). Other creative ventures included three 
historical musical dramas, a book based on the Civil War diaries of 
her great-uncle, and the beginnings of her memoirs, Rear View. 

In addition to her education as an RN, which she earned prior to 
arriving at LVC, Edna became a student of the College and 
received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1959, then was pre- 
sented an honorary doctor of humane letters degree in 1985. Her 
many honors include being named the 1998 recipient of the LVC 
Distinguished Alumni Award, receiving the LVC Alumni 
Association Citation in 1985, and serving as a member of the 
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; Sigma 
Alpha lota, an honorary music fraternity; and Psi Chi, a national 
psychology honor society. 

Of all the memories Edna Carmean has captured of LVC over the 
years, there are just as many individuals who hold precious 
memories of her life. 

"She had an enormous capacity for love," remembered the 
Honorable John Walter '53. "The one thing that always struck me 
about Edna was her love for her friends. She was always interest- 
ed in what they were doing. Clark and Edna were both genuinely 
interested in students; always asking what they were doing, what 
was good in their lives. She was the epitome of friendship." 

Walter added fondly, "She is one woman who will always be in our 
minds and memories. What a woman. I have admired herfor many 
years, for many reasons. I miss her deeply." 



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1915 Class Reunion, 
Date Unknown, LVC Archives 

PRE-'30s 

DEATHS 

JOHN F. WALTER '27 in February 2001 at the 
age of 96. 

Ralph A. Daubert '28 on February 28, 2001, 
in Lebanon, Pa., ar the age ot 94. He was the 
great-grandfather of Jared Daubert '01. 

'30s 

NEWS 

Llella Heilman Myers '53 remains active as 
a volunteer in her community ot Concord, 
N.H. 

DEATHS 

CORINNE DYNE FLOCK '30 on February 27, 
2001, in Dallastown, Pa., at the age of 93. 
Corinne. a retired Latin teacher, was the 

widow of Roy S. Flock '28. 

HENRY D. Berkhoy '31 on June 29, 2001, in 
Harrisburg, Pa., at the age of 90. Henry was 
the retired owner ot Burkeys and a Navy vet- 
eran of World War II. 

Rev. Melvin E. Patrick '33 on March 24, 
2001. in Lebanon. Pa., at the age of 93. He 
served 68 years in the gospel ministry and was 
a retired United Methodist minister. Melvin 
also served 25 years in the Naval Reserves 
where he was a chaplain and retired as com- 
mander of the Chaplain Corps. 



Virginia G. Thrush '33 on August 1. 2000, 
at 89 years of age. 

Earl S. Rice '34 on May 18, 2001. in North 
Cornwall Township, Pa. Earl retired in 1978 
after working tor -42 years at Kreamcr 
Brorhers Furniture Store in Annville, Pa. 

Willlam F. Etchberger '35 on March 21, 
2001 . in Hershev. Pa., at the age of 88. An 
Air Force veteran of World War II and the 
Korean War, he reached the rank of colonel 
before retiring after 31 vears of service. 
William was the husband of Kathryn YlNGST 
Etchberger '39 and the father of Robert D. 
Etchberger '71. 

Dr. William G. Rose '35 on March 5, 2001, 

in Vera Beach, Fla., at the age of S" 7 . William 
was a former Highrstown (N.J.) Borough 
Council member and mavor, and a World 
War II Army Air Force veteran. 

Helen Grusko Whiting '35 on January 19, 

2001. in Ml. Angel. Ore., at the age of 90. 

Sytvta Evelev Baker '36 on March 19, 2001, 
in Myerstown, Pa., at the age ot 85. She was a 
retired schoolteacher. 

JAY H. BOLTON '36 on December 24, 2000, at 
83 years of age. 

JANE S. GRUBGELD '36 on March 1 1 , 200 1 , at 
the age of 86. 

Edgar P. Monn '36 on January 7, 2001, at 
85 years ot age. 

Russell C. Hatz '37 on April 24. 2001, in 
Lebanon, Pa., at the age of St The husband 
of Nancy Bowman Hatz '36, Russell was a 

former associate professor, music department 
chair and orchestra conductor at Susquehanna 
University in Selinsgrove, Pa. 

H. Edgar Messlrm hmidt '3~ on May P. 
2001 , in Lebanon, Pa., at the age ot 86. He 
was a retired tanner and breeder of Holstein 
cattle and Belgian draft horses. 

Maxine E\RLEY SAUSSER '37 on March 19. 
2001, at 84 years of age. 

Ruth Buck Schlegel '37 on April 24. 2001, 
in Palmyra, Pa., at the age ot 86. Ruth, the 
mother of LORETTA SCHLEGEL RlTTLE '64. was 
a retired schoolteacher. 

Evelyn Fridinger Baker '39 on April 24. 

2001, m Harrisburg, Pa. Evelyn, the mother 

of Judith Baker Higgins '64, was a retired 
schoolteacher from the Central Dauphin 
School District. 



'40s 

NEWS 

1 he Wednesdaj < lub presented a recital fea- 
turing ALBERT H. Morrison '43 on March 
25, 2001, at the Market Square Presbyterian 
Church in Harrisburg. Pa. 

JANI Kl 1 < KER MOVCREY '43 was recently hon- 
ored tor her more than 30 years of service to 
the Meals on Wheels program ot the first 
Evangelical Lutheran Church in 
Chambersburg, Pa. Jane, along with her hus- 
band, Wayni L. Mowrey "47, deliver freshly 
prepared meals to people in their communirv. 
Jane and Wayne also presented an organ 
recit.il in Ma} 1 2001 to benefit music pro- 
gramming at Menno Haven Penn Hall in 
Chambersburg. the retirement community 
where thev reside. 

Capital Manor, a continuing care retirement 
center in Salem, Ore., presented a piano and 
violin concert featuring HAZEI FORNOFF 
DeTAMBEL '44 and her husband. MARVIN H. 
Dl iymbli 4~, on April 10, 2001. Hazel and 
Marvin received a standing ovation after their 
performance. 

At the 2001 Link-Souders Celebration ot 
Creative Writing, BRl CE C. Soi DERS '44 was 
given special recognition by Shenandoah 
University and was invited to be a featured 
reader tor the evening. More than a decade 
ago, Shenandoah, in Winchester, Va., estab- 
lished the Bruce C. Souders Prize tor Fiction 
in Bruce's honor. 

Dr. Elizabeth Kreiser Weisberger '44 
received theTillmans-Skolnick Award from 
the Division of Chemical Health and Safety, 
Inc., ot the American Chemical Society at 
their national meeting held August 2(>-30. 
2001, in Chicago, III. 

Betty Ehrengart Gassman '45 is involved 

with the League ot Women Voters and the 
Unitarian Fellowship in New lersey. 

On February P. 2001. MILDRED P\I\ILR 
NEIDEIGH '47 and her husband. Roy, celebrat- 
ed their 55th wedding anniversary 

tin lanuarv 20. 2001. the Pennsylvania Music 
I ducators Association (PMF--M District 7 hon- 
ored Harlan A. Daubert 49 at their 2001 
Band North Festival held at Northern Lebanon 
County High School in Fredericksburg, Pa. 
PMEA District 7 president. RODNEY S. MILLER 

, presented Harlan with the Distinguished 
Service Award, and Suzanne Dai bert Fox 77 
presented her father with a plaque to com- 



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memorare the event. The host directot for the 
band festival was another LVC graduate, Galen 
M.Walmer73. 

DEATHS 

Dr. W. Frederick Huber '40 on March 29, 
2001, at the age or 82. Inventor of the anti- 
histamine Benadryl, he was retired from 
Sodyco, a division of Martin Marietta, as a 
senior vice president of manufacturing. 

Elizabeth Ferne Poet Habbyshaw '41 on 
June 20, 2001, in Sarasota, Fla., at the age of 
82. A homemaker, Ferne was a former English 
teacher at Red Lion (Pa.) High School. 

Harold L. Moody '41 in April 2001 at 86 
years of age. 

Frank S. Zimmerman '42 on September 28, 

1999, at the age of 79. 

Dr. DeLene Yocum-Congello '44 on 
February 19, 2001, in Lancaster, Pa., at the 
age of 78. A retired private-practice doctor of 
osteopathic medicine in Lancaster, she was the 
mother of KARIN M. CONGELLO '77. 

MARION HlMMELBERGER WHITE '46 on April 
3, 2001, in Lebanon, Pa., ar rhe age of 76. 
Marion, an avid motorcyclist, was co-founder 
and co-owner of White's Harley Davidson in 
Lebanon. 

David L. Light '47 on August 29, 1998, in 
Brandon, Fla., at the age of 75. David was the 
father of JOSEPH M. LIGHT 79. 

Walter W. Hess '49 on May 16, 2001, in 
Orlando, Fla., ar 81 years of age. An army vet- 
eran of World War II, he was a retired social 
srudies teacher at ELCO School District in 
Myerstown, Pa. 

Charlotte Summy Roemig '49 on April 4, 

2001, at the age of 81. 

'50s 

NEWS 

Dr. Robert M. Kline '50 recently retired 
after 35 years as the doctor for rhe Cornwall- 
Lebanon School District in Lebanon, Pa. 
Since graduating from LVC in 1950, Robert 
has worn a variety of "hats" — schoolteacher, 
county coroner, prison doctor and family 
physician. As president of the Union Canal 
Groundhog Lodge 17, Robert presides over 
the lodge's mascot, Uni, every February 2 
when the groundhog predicts either the early 
arrival of spring or the continuation of winter. 



Jean Kostenbauder Stolte '50 assists with 
music and poetry at the Homewood 
Retirement Home in Hanover, Pa. 

Dr. Lloyd T. Achenbach '51 is a retired 
osteopathic physician living in Tucson, Ariz. 

Floytj M. Baturin '51 is the chair of the 
15th reunion committee for the fall 2001 
convention of the Marine barracks in 
Washington, D.C. 

After being trapped for 32 hours, GEORGE A. 
DeLonG '51 was one of 32 men cur out of 
the capsized ship L'SS Oklahoma when it was 
torpedoed on December 7, 1941, at Pearl 
Harbor. His experience is related in two newly 
published books — Pearl Harbor, The Day of 
Infamy, An Illustrated History by Dan van der 
Vat and Attack on Pearl Harbor, by Shellv 
Tanaka. George and his wife, JEANNE STLNE 
DeLONG '51, returned to Annville in June to 
attend a showing of Disney's movie Pearl 
Harbor at the Allen Theatte. 




William Fredrjcks, Patricia Fredricks '65, 
Lisa Wenrich '99, Ann Myers (alumni 
director), Karen Moreno '86, Joan 
Geiselhart '52, Susan Hanson '87 and 
Jim Geiselhart '51 gathered at the 
Bahla Hotel in San Diego this past May. 



Dr. Pierce Getz '51, professor of music 
emeritus at LVC, recently led the Masterworks 
Chorale and Insrrumenral Ensemble on a 12- 
day tour of Italy. This traveling company is 
comprised of 40 singers from six states and 
included the following alumni: ARLENE 

Hartenstine Anderson '65, Marjorie 
Miller Apple '62, Patricia Davis Bullock 
'62, Janice Tellier Coleman 78, Ronald L. 
Dietz '60, Deborah Madeira Dillane 77, 
Robert J. Dillane 77, Nancy Leibenguth 
Embrey 71, Holly Johnson Fay 76, 
Kenneth R. Fegan '58, Sheryx D. Forte 
75, Richard W Fowler 72, Thomas G. 
Hostetter 70, Sally Graham House 78, 



Roberta Johns Otto '65, Ronald E. 
Poorman '69, Dorothy Kreamer Wendel 
'38 and VICTORIA Rose (adjunct instructor of 
music). 

Dr. Elam S. KURTZ '51 is a physician at High 
Country Family Medicine in Jefferson, N.C. 

Dr. Ruth A. Daugherty '52 presented a 
seminar course, "United Methodist Women: 
Vision and Valor," as an adjunct professor at 
Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, N.J., 
during the spring 2001 semester. 

Dr. Allen C. BOYER '53 is head of the science 
department and coordinator of science cur- 
riculum for the Manheim Township (Pa.) 
School District. 

THOMAS H. Israel '53 recendy spent time in 
Argenrina and Chile where he visited the 
famous Teatro Colon, Argentina's well-known 
opera house. 

Retiring after 36 years in music education, 

William R. Shoppell Jr. '53 is conductor 
emeritus of the Monmouth (N.J.) Civic 
Chorus and director of music at Point 
Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Point 
Pleasant Beach, N.J. 

Patricia Satterthwaite Edge '54 is a part- 
time voice teacher ar the Greater Hartford 
(Conn.) Academy for the Arts. Patricia also 
gives voice and piano lessons in her home in 

Newington. 

James R. En'TERLINE '54 is playing French 
horn with the Columbia University Wind 
Ensemble, various local New York City com- 
munity orchestras and his own woodwind 
quarret. In addition, Johns Hopkins 
University Press recenrlv published James' 
new book, Erikson, Eskimos and Columbus. 

On August 4, 2001, Adora R\biger 
Sholley '55 and Gary Smith were married in 
Carlisle, Pa. 

EDITH Werntz Taytor '55 performs with the 
Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, a component 
of the Charlotte (N.C.) Symphony. 

Dr. LENWOOD B. Wert '55 was elected to 
a fifth term as vice speaker of the House of 
Delegates at the Pennsvlvania Osteopathic 
Medical Association's 93rd Annual 
Clinical Assembly held in May 2001 in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

The granddaughter of DR. JACQUELYN 

Fetterhoff Douglass '56 and Henry G. 
DOUGLASS '58, Ariel Douglass-Devine, began 
her first vear at LVC this fall. 



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Retiring from full active ministry. Rev. 
RUTHANNE KELCHNER '56 is the part-time 
pastor of specialized ministries at the First 
Christian Disciples of Christ Church in 
Mesa, Ariz. 

Rev. Dorothy M. Book '57 retired as the 

administrative assistant of the Penn Central 
Conference of the United Church of Christ 
after 1 7 years of service. 

On January 20, 2001, Wissahickon High 
School in Ambler, I'a., inducted FRANK J. 
CATANZARO '57 into the school's Sports Hall 
of Fame. He played football and basketball 
during his high school years. Today, Frank is 
involved in Charities Golf Tournaments for 
the Nationwide Insurance Company in and 
around the Philadelphia area. 

In December 2000. PAUL F. FULK '57 received 
a citation from the Pennsylvania House of 
Representatives. Representative Patricia Vance, 
R-87, presented the citation to Paul stating, 
"Mr. Fulk earned these honors through his 
hard work and dedication to the community 
and lor his remarkable service to our country 
and its people." Earlier, on October 26, the 
Cumberland County Office of Aging named 
Paul "Outstanding Senior of the Year." 

Rev. William J. Cowfer '58 is the executive 

presbyter for the Peace River Presbytery of the 
Presbyterian Church USA, located in south- 
west Florida. 

Retiring after a 38-year career, MICHAEL 
HOTTENSTEIN '58 is professor emeritus of 
operations management at Penn State 
University. 

Theodore M. Cf/iron '59 is owner of 
Winhall Real Estate, an agency located in the 
Stratton, Vt., resort area. 

DEATHS 

Dr. Howard L. Britton '50 on March 27, 
2001, at 82 years of age. 

R. Francis Eigenbrode '50 on June 26, 
2001 , in Tucson, Ariz., at the age of 73. He 
was a former teacher and principal at various 
schools in Maryland. After his retirement in 
1976, Francis owned and operated an interior 
decorating business in Flagstaff, Ariz. He also 
supervised student teachers throughout the 
state for Northern Arizona University. 

Audrey Geidt Hopple '50 on March 1 , 
2001, in Camp Hill, Pa., at the age of 72. 

Richard K. Mackey '50 on March 29, 2001, 
in Camp Hill, Pa., at the age of 77. An Army 
veteran of World War II, Richard was retired 




1948 Dinner at the New England Pantry on Route 422; former LVC President 
Clyde A. Lynch (1932-1950) is in i he back row at the far right. 



from the former New Cumberland (Pa.) 
Army Depot. 

LLOYD E. McCuRDY '50 on December 12, 

2000, at 74 years of age. 

Gerald E. Pratt '51 on January 18, 2001, at 
the age of 73. 

George E. Ritner '51 on January 27, 2001, 
at the age of 75. 

Frederick R. Boliz '52 on July 24, 2001, in 

Hershey. Pa., at 70 years of age. Fred was 
retired from the Jonestown (Pa.) Bank & 
Trust Company where he was a trust officer 
and an assistant treasurer. 

Ralph R. Giordano '53 on January 17, 

2001, at the age of 71. 

Elaine Bouncer Baver '54 on October 21, 
1999. 

Lt. Col. J. Harian Mohler '57 on 
December 30, 2000, at 66 years of age. 

Ronald B. Hartranft '58 on May 19. 2001, 
at 68 years of age. The husband of ESTELLE 
Berger Hartranft '59, Ronald was retired 

from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
Board of Appeals. 

'60s 

NEWS 

Dr. Pfti R H. Riddle '61, professor of music 
at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, 
tecently had his 10th book, Twelfth Birthday, 
released bv I'ublishAmerica, Inc. 

Maryloui.se Lamke Burke '62 appears in two 
recent film releases. Series 7 is an independent 
film that had its premier at the Sundance 
Film Festival in January and Amy ami Isabelle 
is an "Oprah Winfrey Presents" feature tor 
ABC-TV. 

Chemistry and physics teacher Barbara 
WOGISCH FRAGASSO '62 retired from Central 
Regional High School in Flemington, N.J. 



Norma Jane Morris Wrjght '62 retired 
from Franklin Iownship Schools in 
Franklinville, N.J., after teaching kindergarten 
for 28 years. 

June Stringer Rietdorf '63 is the music 
director at the Candlelight Dinner Theater in 
Ardentown, Del. June is the past president of 
the Delaware State Music Teacher Association. 

A guidance counselor in the Elizabeth [N.J.) 
Public School District where she has worked 
for over 34 years, Lovella L. Naylor '64 
recently transferred from Lafayette 
Elementary-Middle School to Elizabeth 
High School. 

After 30 years of teaching, Carol DEICHERT 
Rick '64 tented from the Btidgewater-Rariton 
(N.J.) School District. 

Dr. Wayne A. SELCHER '64, a professor of 
international studies at Elizabethtown (Pa.) 
College, developed a virtual library, located at 
www.etown.edu/vl, for international affairs 
resources. 

Edward D. Braun '66 has retired after 35 
years of teaching music. 

J. Duncan Kriebel '66 has completed his 
35th year of teaching English at Milton 
Hershey School in Hcrshev, Pa. 

Karen Bacflant SELLARS '66 has been living 
in London, England, tor the last 35 vcars 
where she teaches middle school math and sci- 
ence at the American School in London. 

Now that Carolyn Miller Soderman '66 

has retired from teaching kindergarten, she 
plans to do some gardening and sewing. 
Carolyn is also training a Labrador retriever to 
be a certified thetapy dog and pilots, along 
with her husband, a small Piper Dakota plane 
throughout the L'nited States. 

Bonnie Hood Witmer '66 wrote the music 
for "Oh Lord, Our Beloved." a song that 
appears on the recently released CD Think 
On These Things bv Dove Songs. 



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ALUMNI PROFILE 



EXTRAORDINARY TEACHER 



BY NANCY KETTERING FRYE '80 




Heister (left) with his faculty mentor 
Dr. Paul L. Wolf 



Ralph Heister III '90, a teacher of biology at Lebanon 
High School since 1996, is one dedicated man! He 
was recently selected by the National Association of 
Biology Teachers as Pennsylvania's Outstanding Biology 
Teacher for the 2000-01 academic year. He was also honored 
at the Lebanon County Conservation Awards Program, in 
November 2000, by multiple county conservation organiza- 
tions as the Lebanon County Conservation Educator of the Year. 

Growing up in Malvern, Pa., Heister graduated from Great 
Valley High School. His mother, a former elementary teacher 
and environmental educator in the community, and his 
father, a high school biology teacher for four decades, both 
clearly influenced their third child and oldest son. Now the 
father of two-year-old Jessica, Heister still looks to his own 
father as his professional and personal role model. 

Heister chose to attend Lebanon Valley College because he 
wanted a small liberal arts college with a strong biology pro- 
gram. "It was a good fit," he said. "I received a great educa- 
tion at LVC!" 

Dr. Paul L. Wolf, LVC professor of biology since 1966, 
became Heister's adviser, mentor and lifelong friend. "When 
you look back on your life," the 34-year-old Heister mused, 
"there are certain people you meet whose influence and 
impact are so important that everything you do afterward is 
affected by knowing them. Paul Wolf is one of those people 
for me. He has guided my interests and has provided lots of 
support to help me succeed. I owe a lot to him!" 



Strongly encouraged by Dr. Wolf, Heister earned a master's 
degree in biology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 
1995, after which he worked for the Montgomery County 
Department of Health, then for a private engineering firm. 
Although successfully employed, Heister explained, "I was 
not really happy." Encouraged and supported by his wife, 
Kristin Weible Heister '88, he "went back to school," earning 
his teaching certification at Eastern College in Wayne, Pa. 

Heister's approach to teaching biology begins with "caring 
about kids and being able to talk with them." His role is that 
of advocate, not judge; trying always to be honest and fair. 
From his teacher/father, Heister learned "how to get kids 
involved in science by making it 'real' through community 
involvement." Heister's students experience the exciting 
diversity of applied biology through water-quality studies in 
Lebanon County streams; annual "clean-ups" on Earth Day; 
field trips to salt-marsh study sites in Lewes, Del.; canoe 
trips on the Delaware River; and summer internships involv- 
ing brain research at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey 
Medical Center. 

Heister stresses the importance of imbuing students with 
the value of the work ethic and of "learning how to learn" by 
asking cutting-edge questions, by reading diverse sources, 
by learning how to study effectively, by learning to think 
creatively and to write scientifically. He encourages students 
to look beyond the details to the whole underlying process. 



Nancy Kettering Frye '80 is a Lebanon-based freelance writer. 



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F.nding his 33 year employment with the 1 .S. 

Navy, Ronald D. Newmaster '67 is now the 
director of the Defense Security Assistance 
Development Center, an agency of the Office 
of the Secretary of Defense, located in 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Dennis A. Brown '68 is a staff attorney for 
Carpenter Technology Corporation in 
Wyomissing, Pa. 

Capt. Michael D. Curley '68 presented 
"Staying Alive in a Disabled Submarine" and 
moderated a panel discussion on "The Future 
of Submarine Survival, Escape and Rescue" at 
the Naval Forces "Under the Sea Symposium" 
at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, 
Md.,on March 27, 2001. 

Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown, Pa., pro- 
moted John R. McFadden '68 to director of 
gift planning tor the east region. 

On March 17, 2001, Marjorie Milier 
NELSON '68 was named 2001 New 
Hampshire String Teacher of the Year by the 
New Hampshire chapter of the American 
String Teachers Association. 

MARY LaBella Fox '69 has an exciting new 
career as a traveling nurse. She spent the sum- 
mer at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. 

On May 30, 2001, James E. Kain '69 

received the New Jersey Covernor's Award of 
Arts Education. 

DENNIS E. Patrick '69 is senior vice president 
of the support services division of Fulton 
Financial Advisors in Lancaster, Pa. 

Rev. Charles J. DeBoeserJr. '69 is the 

organist and director of music at Friedens 
Lutheran Church in Bernville, Pa., where 
he directs four choirs and oversees the 
music program. 

DEATHS 



Douglas R. Miller '61 on April 26, 2001, in 
Philadelphia, at the age of 65. He was a 
retired guidance counselor from Manheim 
(Pa.) Central High School. 

MICHAEL W. Chabitnoy '63 on February 20, 
2001, in Hershey, Pa., at the age of 61. He- 
retired from the Lebanon (Pa.) School District 
after 35 years of teaching music. Michael also 
served 27 years as choir director at Holy 
Trinity Lutheran Church in Lebanon. 

Suzanne Kralise Mover '63 on June 10, 
2001, in Devon, Pa., at the age of 59. 
Suzanne was a medical editor for Bristol 
Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Co. in 
Princeton, N.J. 




left to right: jorge lugo '02, dave 
Polasky '02, Al Trone '01, Jay McGruder 
'02 and Chris Zimmerman '02, members of 
the Phi Lambda Sigma fraternity, pit hin 
at Halloween in Annville. The brothers 
volunteer annually ro help Prudential 
Gacono Real Estate provide drinks and 
snacks to kids out irkk-or-treating. 

Walter S. Shakespeare '68 on March 27, 
2001, in Macungie, Pa., at the age of 75. A 
decorated World War II veteran, Walter was a 
former administrator for the Harrisburg (Pa.) 
Hospital. 

70s 

NEWS 



A member of the faculty at the San Diego 
State University School of Social Work, Dr. 
TERRY E. CARRILIO 71 is currently doing a 
statewide evaluation of a family support initia- 
tive in 17 sites throughout California. 

Volunteer P. THEODORE LVEER '71 is a 
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
Protection representative on the state's 
Watershed Monitoring Steering Committee. 

David E. MILLER '71 is the director of devel- 
opment and alumni relations at Pennsylvania 
State University-Abington. 

Jane C. Snyder, Ph.D., 71 is the dean of 

academic affairs at Boston Graduate School of 
Psychoanalysis. 

Richard B. Thompson 71 is associate direc- 
tor for security for the LI.S. Department of 
Transportation in Washington, D.C. His wife, 
Linda Witmer Thompson 73, is director of 
the computer lab at Green Valley F.lementary 
School in Moravia, Md. 

RICHARD B. Zentmeyer 71 is an information 
engineer for the Defense Logistics Agency in 
New Cumberland, Pa. Rick is also the organ- 
ist at Faith United Church of Christ in 
Grantville. 

Gl>Y F. BAKER 72 is senior financial analyst 
for Westinghouse at their Savannah River site 
in Aiken, S.C. 



J. Pi NN BOWDITCH 72 teaches A.P American 
history and is the coach of the varsity girls 
lacrosse team at Randolph (N.J.) High 

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Executive vice president of Fulton Financial 
Corporation in Lancaster, Pa.. David C. 
HOSTELLER 72 is a volunteer member of the 
board of directors for Hospice of l^incaster 
County. David also serves as director of the 
South Central Pennsylvania Housing 
Development Foundation, chair of the 
Lancaster Count)' Advisor,' Council for the 
Pennsylvania Council on Economic 
Education, corporate campaign volunteer tor 
the Fulton Opera House and fundraising 
chair for the Hemptield Education 
Foundation. 

Dr. Charles E. Musser 72 presented a 
paper on "Developmentally Appropriate- 
Assessment at the International School 
Psychology Conference held recently in 
Dundee. Scotland. Charles also caught rwo 
salmon on the River Tweed, which he consid- 
ers the greater accomplishment. 

Author WENDY Uhler Ulmer '~2 spent time 
recently at her old elementary school in 
Lebanon, Pa., visiting students and talking 
about A Campfire for Cowboy Billy, a children's 
book she has written. 

DONALD B. Fr-WTZ 73 is general manager of 
the current Broadway musical A Class Act and 
the upcoming new musical. Summer of '42, 

Kenneth R. Gilberg, Esq., 73 is president 

of the Golden Slipper Club and Charities, an 
organization that sen ices the greater 
Philadelphia area's youth, needy and elderly. 

Roberta L. Greening 73 has her own public 
relations consulting business. Summit 
Communications, in New Jersey. 1 he firm 
represents companies engaged in international 
cargo transportations and logistics. In addi- 
tion, Roberta is the president of Bergen Poets, 
one of the oldest poetry organizations in 
New Jersey. 

Vocal music teacher DEBORAH SlIIMR 
MOORE 73 was voted Teacher of the Year by 
her peers at Morgan Elementary School in 
Hamilton. N.J. 

Dr. Robert Bohlander 74 is a professor of 

psychology at Wilkes University in Wilkes 
Parte. Pa. 

Karen Tabor Crawford 74 is a first-grade 

teachei in the Central Dauphin School 
District in Harrisburg, Pa. 



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Lucinda Burger Knauer 74 is the director 
of children and youth choirs at St. John's 
United Church of Christ in Kutztown, Pa. 

JEAN HOLBROOK KNUDSON 74 is director of 
sales for Verizon in Irving, Texas. Her hus- 
band, Howard E. Knudson 74, is senior 
project manager for Verizon at the Dallas-Fort 
Worth Airport. 

Lieutenant Colonel RONALD E. MARTIN- 
MlNNICH 74 is a chaplain in the Maryland 
Army National Guard serving the 29th 
Intantry Division (Light) Support Command. 
Ronald is the director of the Freestate 
Challenge Academy located at Aberdeen 
Proving Ground. The Freestate Challenge is a 
program for "at risk" youth from the state of 
Maryland and the District of Columbia. 

DONNA L. BELTZ 75 recently welcomed into 
her family daughters Julianna, 7, and 
Kimberlyn, 3, from China. Donna is a finan- 
cial assistant for the Medical Society of 
Delaware in Wilmington. 

Michael A. Hardisky, Ph.D., 75 was named 
the Kathryn and Bernard Hyland Biology 
Chair at the University of Scranton (Pa.). 
Michael is chair and professor of biology at 
the university. He will serve as the Hyland 
biology chair through 2003. 

St. James' Episcopal Church in Collegeville, 
Pa., commissioned a special anthem, "Great is 
the Mystery," composed by JEFFREY S. Kern 
75. The anthem was performed in December 
2000, at the final event of the church's year- 
long Tricentennial Celebration. 

CHARLES B. Shl'PP 75 is operations manager 
at LMA Consulting Group in Lancaster, Pa., 
where he focuses on managing operations and 
informational systems, as well as business con- 
sultations. 

THOMAS R. Ward 75 is director of sales for 
Elizabeth Imports, an importer of fine wines 
from Italy and France. 

The Washington State Chiropractic 
Association (WSCA) recently honored Dr. 
Kenneth B. Shotwell 76 with a 
Chiropractic Pioneer Award presented at the 
association's 10th annual conference in 
February 2001. 

NANETTE L. LaCorte 76 celebrated 25 years 
as the music director of the Richard M. 
Teitelman Junior High School in Cape May, N.J. 

A clinical social worker at Allina Medical 
Clinic in Cottage Grove, Minn., Dr. 

Richard E. Close 78 received a doctor of 



ministry degree in pasroral counseling from 
Luther Seminary on May 27, 2001. 

Dr. Marcia L. Moyer 78 is the reading 
supervisor for the Wyomissing Area School 
District in Wyomissing Hills, Pa. 

Deborah Warner Papavizas 78 is organist 
for the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in 
Highland, Md. 

During October and November of this year, 
David H. RojAHN 78 performed at the Texas 
Renaissance Faire in Houston, Texas, as magi- 
cian Isaac Fawlkes. David appears as "Isaac" 
over 30 weeks-a-vear at various Renaissance 




Edward Tesnar '52 

faires throughout the United States. He also 
performs at over 50 colleges and comedy clubs 
annually. 

Edith Rice Shillitoe 78 directs the fourth- 
to eighth-grade orchestra program in the 
Chittenango Central School District in New 
York. Edith is also an adjunct instructor in the 
music department at Syracuse University. 

L\WR£NCE SlLVERSTEIN 78 is consultant 
librarian for Beaver County, Pa. 

Dr. Meredith Young 78, a naturopath in 
Milwaukee, Wis., is pursuing a degree in tra- 
ditional Chinese medicine. 

Mary G. Barton 79 teaches elementary 
orchestra at the Los Angeles Unified School 



District in California. Mary also plays Celtic 
and folk music around the Los Angeles area. 

Nina Lunde Hansen 79 and her husband, 
Robbin, are proud parents of son Joseph 
Christopher, who was 1 5 months old when he 
arrived from Haiti. 

Gregory A. Hilton 79 is a Unix systems 
engineer for Computer Sciences Corporation 
in Rocky Hill, Conn. 

Timothy' D. Hogan 79 is music chair for 

the South Country Central School District in 
New York. 

STEPHEN W Reisteter 79 is a frequendy fea- 
tured clarinet soloist for the Allentown (Pa.) 
Band. Steve is also known for his arrange- 
ments and orchestrations that the band plays. 
His composition, "Song for Gerry," was rec- 
ognized by The Instrumentalist as "one of the 
year's best new compositions;" and his works 
have been performed by the Allentown 
Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia 
Orchestra and the U.S. Military Academy, 
among othets. 

Dr. David T Rossi 79 was recendy 
appointed director of analytical research and 
development at Pfizer in Ann Arbor, Mich. 
David's new book, Mass Spectrometry in 
Drug Discovery, was published by Marcel 
Dekker, Inc. 

Rev. Carrie Wardell Stine 79 and her hus- 
band, Herbert, welcomed their fourth child, 
Luke Benjamin Judah, on September 27, 
2000. Carrie is the pastor of Arkport (N.Y.) 
Presbyterian Church. 

DEATHS 



Robert Andrews 70 on May 22, 2001, at 
52 years of age. 

Robert C. Sherman 70 on January 29, 2001. 

'80s 

NEWS 



June Collier Beyer '80 is pursuing a master's 
degree in pastoral counseling at Wesley 
Seminary' in Washington, D.C. 

LORI MORGAN CELLUZZI '80 is a patent and 
trademark paralegal with the law firm of 
Sherman Shalloway in Alexandria, Va. 

Diane Miller Scantzos '80 is a registered 
nurse for the Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. 

ANN Calhoon WAGNER '80 is a forensic sci- 
entist with the Pennsylvania State Police in 
Harrisburg. 



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CLASS NEWS & NOTES 



TEAM PROFILE 



IRISH TRAVELS 

BY BARBARA WEST '98 



While the Lebanon Valley 
endured high humidity and 
record-breaking tempera- 
tures, the LVC men's basketball team 
enjoyed a cooler, more comfortable 
climate in the Emerald Isle. The team 
returned in August from a nine-day 
excursion to Ireland with their head 
coach, Brad McAlester. This was the 
second time that McAlester had led 
a group abroad. Three years ago, the 
team visited England and Scotland. 

The team toured the country in a luxury coach accompanied 
by their Irish tour guide Mary Phalen. The tour led them from 
Cobh, the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic and the 
Lusitania and port of embarkation for two and a half million 
emigrants between 1848 and 1950; to Blarney Castle to kiss 
the world-famous Blarney Stone; through the scenic Ring of 
Kerry; and to Dublin's Trinity College (founded in 1592 by 
Queen Elizabeth I) to see the Book of Kells. 

Three basketball games, or matches as the Irish say, were also 
on the itinerary during their visits to Limerick, Dublin and 
Waterford. In each town, their Irish hosts extended a warm 
welcome to the team and followers. In Waterford, where a 
local radio station announced the contest earlier in the day, a 
fair number of curious spectators turned out to watch LVC 
play Waterford Crystal. Although the match attracted a mod- 
erately sized crowd, basketball is not typically a popular Irish 
spectator sport. The Irish prefer hurling, soccer or Celtic foot- 
ball, McAlester noted. 

There are no collegiate basketball teams in Ireland. Irish teams 
are owned and sponsored by local communities and busi- 
nesses. LVC players were surprised to learn that at least two of 
the Limerick players, sponsored by the local Burger King, orig- 
inally hailed from the United States. 

"There was one from Kansas and another from New York 
City," Jeff Kline '04, one of the LVC players, confirmed. 




lvc men's basketball head coach 
Brad McAlester (far left, green 
shirt) vcith his team and guests. 

photo courtesy of barbara <0cest 

"Everyone was very friendly. During 
a game, one of the players knocked 
me down and then asked me if I 
was all right." 

Although LVC successfully defeated 
only one of the Irish teams during 

their stay, the coach was not overly concerned about 

their reputation. 

"The games were all secondary," McAlester explained. 
"Traveling as a group inspires unity as a team. In addition, this 
is a young team from a basketball standpoint. These games 
gave us a chance to play together and offered some insight as 
to how we perform as a team." 

Following each game, the team was invited to socialize with 
the home team. 

The LVC travelers also discovered why Ireland is known as the 
land of "forty shades of green." It rained nearly everyday. 
However, rain showers could not detract from the beauty of 
the lush Irish landscape — homeland of literary geniuses 
Joyce, Beckett and Shaw. 

McAlester said he is already looking forward to the next trip in 
three years. "Under NCAA guidelines, we can go abroad once 
every three years," he said. "That gives our students an oppor- 
tunity to experience at least one trip abroad while they are at 
the Valley." 

It was the second overseas trip for former LVC player Ron 
Knerr '01, who accompanied the group that also included 
coaches, parents, family and friends of the team. 

"We invite graduating seniors, parents and others to travel 
with us," McAlester added. "We travel in a big coach. The 
more the merrier!" 



Barbara West '98 has worked in the LVC Chemistry Department sin ^ i l°°o 
She is a freelance writer and photographer for the Lebanon Daily ' 

editor's note: portions of this article appeared in the Lebasos Daily News on 

monday, august 20. 2001, p. 3a 



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CLASS NEWS & NOTES 



BONITA S. BOMGARDNER '81 is a technical 
writer for D&E Networks, Inc., in Ephrata, Pa. 

Steven R. Miller, Esq., '81 received a mas- 
ter's degree in informational technology from 
the Northwestern University School of 
Engineering & Applied Science in Evanston, 
111. Steve was recendy appointed as a lecturer- 
in-residence at the Northwestern School ot 
Law in Chicago. 

KATHLEEN M. PlCCIANO '81 is a veterinarian 
for the Delaware Racing Commission. 

JOHN P. SHOTT '81 is president of the 
Lebanon (Pa.) School District Board of 
Directots, where he has served since 1989. 
John is also the president of the Cedar 
Foundation, the education foundation of the 
Lebanon School District. 

LEWIS R. Mauer '82 is library systems account 
manager for Gaylord Information Services, an 
automation equipment, supplies and services 
company with headquartets in Syracuse, N.Y. 

DAVID E. RAMAGE '82, coordinator of tech- 
nology staff development for the Souderton 
(Pa.) Area School District, is pursuing a doc- 
toral degree in educational leadership and 
technology education at Drexel LIniversity in 
Philadelphia. 

Sandra Hetrick Smith '82 is a human 
resource specialist/corporate recruiter for 
Community Services Group in Lancaster, Pa. 

Linda J. Evans '83 is the director of shared 
technology services for Wyeth 
Pharmaceuticals, a division of American 
Home Products, located in Radnor, Pa. 

Dr. Clifford L. Leaman '83 is associate pro- 
fessor of saxophone in the School of Music at 
the University of South Carolina in Columbia. 

DANIEL K MILLS '83, who recently completed 
his Pennsylvania Administtation Certification, 
is the academic dean at Interboro High School 
in Prospect Park, Pa. He also serves as the var- 
sity football team's head line coach. 

Recently awarded tenure, Dr. Jeffrey S. 
RlEHL '83 was promoted to associate professor 
of music and director of choral activities at the 
University of Richmond in Virginia. In June 
2001, Jeff performed as a member of the 
Carolina Chamber Chorale at the Spoleto 
U.S.A. Festival held in Charleston, S.C. 

Sharon Ford Wilson '83 received a master's 
degree in English from Millersville (Pa.) 
University. Her thesis was tided, "A Look in 
the Dramatic Mirror: The Feminine Aesthetic 
in Contemporary English Language Drama." 



James L. Campbell '84 is 
a sales supervisor for 
Stroehmann Maier's 
Bakery located near 
Middlesex, N.J. 

Rev. David M. Frye '84 
received a mastet's degree 
in journalism and mass 
communications from the 
University of Nebraska- 
Lincoln in December 

2000. He is the director of communications 
for the Martin Luther Home Society, Inc., 
in Lincoln. 

Science writer for the Richmond (Va..) Times- 
Dispatch, AMY J. HOSTETLER '84 has been 
elected to the board of directors for the 
National Association of Science Writers. 

Thomas M. Kane '84 is principal of the 
Robert R. Lazar Middle School in 
Montville, N.J. 

BRYAN G. Rowe '84 is a math teacher for the 
Howard County (Md.) Department of 
Education. 

MARY SECOTT Sanden '84 and her husband, 
Jeffrey, welcomed their third child, Carissa, in 
December 2000. 

In addition to teaching one-year-olds at the 
Brookside School in Sea Girt, N.J., LORl M. 
Yanci '84 volunteers at the Tech Connection, 
a computer center for people with disabilities, 
in Shrewsbury, N.J. Other volunteer activities 
include the Pre- Vocational Club and ABC 
KidsChildrens Specialized Hospital in Toms 
River, assisting the recreational therapist with 
activities during evening recreation. 

Allison Schiller Crelin '85 is sales consult- 
ant and creative consultant for North Central 
Jersey Printing in Morristown, N.J. 

BROOKE Wise Koons '85 is a member of the 
faculty at the Fairfax County (Va.) School of 
Nursing. 

Kristine Barbatschi SHIREY '85 is a salesper- 
son for ReMax Real Estate LTD in Toms 
River, N.J. Her husband, CHARLES T. Shirey 
'86, is the owner of C.T. Shirey Contracting 
in Pine Beach, N.J. 

Aline Rogers Struphar '85 is a CATV sales 

controller forTVC Communications in 
Annville, Pa. 

John A. TAORMINA '85 is supply chain/logis- 
tics manager for Exxon Mobil Corporation 
near his home in Manassas, Va. 




1900 AND 1905 CLASS REUNIONS, 
DATE UNKNOWN, D/C ARCHIVES 

ERJK L. ENTERS '86 is the head field hockey 
and lacrosse coach at Upper Merion High 
School in King of Prussia, Pa., where he is 
chair of the guidance department. 

On February 3, 2001, KEITH A. Hurst '86 
and Rachel Manreal were married. Keith is an 
actuary/programmer for Andesa TPA in 
Allentown, Pa. 

Rev. Tracy Wenger Sadd '86 is the chaplain 
at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College. 

Nominated as a 2001 Disney Teacher of the 
Year, Kevin L. BlDDLE '87 is a social studies 
and communications art teacher at 
Elizabethtown (Pa.) Middle School. Active in 
the Annville, Pa., community, he is co- 
founder of the Annville Community Theater, 
where he recently porttayed Horace 
Vandergelder in the theater's production of 
Hello, Dolly. Kevin is also the ditector of 
music ministry at Christ United Church of 
Christ in Annville. 

GILBERT C. Eng '87 and his wife, Kim, wel- 
comed their second child, Victoria, on 
February 26, 2001. Gilbert is a domain man- 
ager at Logicon, a Northrop Grumman 
Company, in Arlington, Va. 

Christtne Webster Hostetler '87 is an 

HR1S analyst for Hershey Foods Corporation 
in Hershey, Pa. Her husband, DONALD W 
HOSTETLER Jr. '88, is a senior business analyst 
for Benova, Inc., in Camp Hill. 

James W. Reilly '87 received a master's degree 
in education from Neumann College in 
Aston, Pa. Jim is the varsity football coach at 
Springfield (Pa.) High School. 

ROBERT C. Rogers '87 is an account manager 
for TVC Communications in Houston, Texas. 

JOANNE Saltzer GRIER '88 is a Medicare hear- 
ing officer for Highmark, Inc., in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Rebecca R. Long, M.D., '88 has opened up a 
family practice. Agape Family Medicine, 
which includes prenatal care and obstetrics, in 
Lebanon, Pa. 



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miitiuim 



CLASS NEWS - NOTES 



JEANE WEIDNER Serrian '88 is a math teacher 
at Twin Valley High School in Elverson, Pa. 

STEVEN J. SMITH '88 is manager of sales and 
services for Swisscargo at Newark 
International Airport in New Jersey. 

Christina E. Weber '88 was promoted to 
program specialist with the Department of 
Public Welfare, Office of Children and Youth, 
in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Amy K. Evans '89 is a management consult- 
ant for Superior Consultant Holdings 
Corporation, a nationwide healthcare firm. 

On June 16, 2001, Maria Claudia 
FAZZOLARI '89 and Robert Douglas Hamilton 
were married at St. Joan of Arc Catholic 
Church in Hershey, Pa. Maria is a corporate 
industrial engineering manager at B. Braun 
Medical Inc. in Allentown, Pa. 

Rebecca C. Gasper '87 and Angel de Avila 
Gallego were married on April 14, 2001, at 
the Radnor United Methodist Church in 
Rosemont, Pa. Becky and Angel will reside in 
Gandia (Valencia), Spain. 

On May 20, 2001, Dr. Tracy Shank '89 
received a doctoral degree in educational 
administration and policy studies from 
Immaculata (Pa.) College. 

'90s 

NEWS 

Candace Wheedleton Allebach '90 is a 
music teacher in Dorchester County, Md. 

Recently promored to advertising sales manag- 
er of the Shippensburg (Pa.) Sentinel SCOTT A. 
BaRLUP '90 is pursuing an elementarv educa- 
tion teaching certificate at Wilson College in 
Chambersburg. 

D. SCOTT CAREY '90 and his wife, Eileen, wel- 
comed their first child, Rvan, on March 15, 
2001. Scott is an area manager for U.S. 
Healthworks in Piscataway, N.J. 

N. THOMAS CRAVER '90 is an analyst for 
Towers Perrin in Philadelphia. 

An honors English teacher at Egg Harbor 
(N.J.) Township High School, MATTHEW' S. 
GUENTHER '90 received the school's 2001 
Teacher of the Year award. Enrolled in the 
holocaust and genocide studies master's pro- 
gram at Richard Stockton College of New 
Jersey, Mark also teaches a new course, 
"Holocaust, Genocide, & Crimes Against 
Humanity," at Egg Harbor. 




Jessie Robertson '43, cellist 

Laura Bajrd Henczel '90 is a teacher in the 
Selma City Schools in Selma, Ala. 

DAVID J. SCHELL '90 is the owner of Schells 
Web Design based in Mounr Joy, Pa. 

Dr. Melanie Fleek Sherman '90 and her 

husband, ROBERT G. SHERMAN '90, welcomed 
their first child, Bennett Robert, in May 
2000. 

LISA BlEHL WEIDEMOYER '90 is an elementary 
teacher in the Brandywine Heights Area 
School District located in Topton. Pa. 

BRENDA BOTTIGLIER '91 is a social 
worker/therapist for George Junior Republic 
Preventative Aftercare, Inc., of York, Pa. 
Brenda received a master's degree in social 
work from Temple University in Philadelphia. 

ANN M. DEITRICH '91 is an account clerk for 
( Iredit Plus Solutions Group in Harrisburg, Pa. 

CAROL SWAVELY DERHAM '91 is the supervisor 
of student teachers while pursuing a doctotate 
in education at Lehigh University in 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

Brian A. Hand '91 and Rebecca Dl can- 
Hand '92 welcomed their first child, Brian 
Andrew, on December 8, 2000. Brian is direc- 
tor of supply chain management tor Cingular 
Wireless in Memphis, Tenn. Rebecca is a full- 
time mother. 

Sean P. Phenicie '91 is a director with the 
National Small Business Council located in 
Columbia, Md. 

Rebecca Snyder Richards '91 and her hus- 
band, John, welcomed a son, Nicholas John, 
on December 19, 2000. Rebecca is the special 
events/program coordinator lor the Berks 
County Parks and Recreation Department in 
Wyomissine, Pa. 



Fulton Bank of Lancaster, Pa., promoted 
JOSEPH F. Rilatt '91 to senior vice president/ 
regional manager of commercial services. 

James J. Ruddy III '91 is a sales executive 
with UUNet, a Worldcom Company, in 
Ashburn, Va. His wife, PAMELA MERTHER 
RUDDY '92. is a tull-time homemaker. 

Suzanne W~or< ester Skills '91 is ., 
registered nurse/medical auditor for - 
Managemenr Services in Lancaster, Pa. 

Joseph T. Souders '91 and his wife, Shelly, 
welcomed their first child, Jacob Steven, on 
May 3, 2001. 

CYNTHIA L. SlTNE '91 and her husband, Rick, 
welcomed their third child, Jacob Richard, on 
August 24, 2000. 

DEBRA L. STOUDT '91 is a fourth- and fifth- 
grade French teacher at Pineview Elementarv 
School and Saluda River Academy for the 
Fine Arts in West Columbia. S.( '.. 

David P. Stover '91 and his wife, Tracey 
Smi i ii Stover '91. welcomed a son. N >aJi 
David, on March 7, 2001. 

Andrew S. WaNGMAN '91 is an inside sale 
representative for Cadillac Plastics in 
Middletown, Pa., and is responsible tor 
Cadillacs Maryland, Delaware and D.C. 
territory. 

Danielle L. Bowan '92 and Alexsander Saar 

were married on October 7, 2000. at the Firsr 
Baptist Church of Bridgeton. N.J. 

On November 13, 2000. Allison [ngalLS 
GLADDEN '92 and her husband, Greg, wel- 
comed a son. Dalron Drew. Recently Allison 
received a master's degree in education from 
Western Maryland College. 

Elfinwild Presbyterian Church in Gli 
Pa., was the location ot the May 19. 2001, 
wedding of Brian A. Henry '92 and Susan 
Carettie. Brian is a graphic designer at Dick's 
Sporting Goods in Pittsburgh. Pa. 

KENNI III H. JONES Jr. '92 and Linda Maikis 
were married on April 28, 2001, in 
Harrisburg. Pa. 

ERIKA All EN JUCEWICZ '92 is a teacher in the 
Souderton School District in Harleysville, Pa. 
Erika and her husband. Tom, own a private 
gymnastics club 

CYNTHIA Schul Lance '92 and her husband. 
William, welcomed a daughter. Bethany 
Anne, on January 29, 1999, and a son, 
Bennett Andrew, on March 27, 2001. 



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MUSIC PROFILE 




Choir members performing in Italy; 
photo courtesy of dr. dale erskzne, 
LVC Professor of Biology 



COLLEGE CHOIR 
TOURS ITALY 

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE, BY MARIE BONGIOVANNI 

Tt is one thing to appreciate 
Renaissance or Baroque music 
-— - in Lutz or Zimmerman Recital 
Hall, but imagine what it is like to 
perform motets and madrigals in 
their original settings. Participants in 
a Lebanon Valley College choir tour 
of Italy enjoyed this experience more 
than once in May 2001. 

The 10-day tour, including formal 
performances in Rome, Florence and 
Venice, featured African-American spiri- 
tuals as well as music written centuries ago specifically for those cities, said 
Dr. Mark Mecham, professor and chair of the Music Department. Under Mecham's 
direction, 59 singers participated in three scheduled concerts and had an unex- 
pected chance to sing in the Pantheon and perform privately in the Sistine Chapel. 

"Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina [c. 1526-1594] was writing for the Sistine Chapel 
choir, and we sang his Tu es Petrus in the Chapel," said Mecham. "To be trans- 
ported back 500 years to where that piece was performed regularly and to hear 
those musical lines and voices in that space is an ineffable experience." 

Dr. Mary Lemons, associate professor of music, added, "We were in a circle when 
we started singing; there was a huge resonance and the sound started moving 
around the room. The sound went on and on in every corner. You had the sense 
that anyone who had ever been in that room could hear that music and that it will 
be there forever." 

A few nights before the LVC choir arrived in Florence, I had heard rnusica barocca 
filtering through the massive wooden doors of Chiesa S. Maria de'Ricci. But the 
sounds were not brought to life until the evening I stepped inside the church to see 
our students' faces and hear their voices lifted in song. Their response to 
Mecham's graceful and dynamic direction filled the church with an energy and 
presence that bridged continents and time. 

The trip's highlights for Rebecca Grudzina '04, sophomore English major, includ- 
ed singing in Chiesa di Sant'lgnazio in Rome. "Most of us had never seen an 
incredible cathedral like that, let alone ever performed in one," she said. "The 
building seemed like it had seen many, many choirs. It was so big that it made us 
feel like we are very small, but in the great chain of things we are actually part of 
something." 



Marie Bi iate professor of English at 

lvc and chair of the e 



Partner and senior vice president of Shea 
Communications, Inc., a public relations and 
advertising agency located in New York City, 
Philip J. Nourie '92 is responsible for new 
business development and corporate branding, 
financing and investor relations. In his spare 
time, Phil enjoys acting. He appeared in the 
September 2000 movie Whipped, and plays 
blues trumpet with a few bands in the city. 

Dr. John P. PEROZICH '92 is an assistant pro- 
fessor of biology at Franciscan Univetsity in 
Steubenville, Ohio. 

ALYSON NEISWENDER Reilly '92 teaches 
English to Speakers of Other Languages 
(ESOL) to kindergarten through fifth graders, 
focusing on refugee and immigration educa- 
tion, in the DeKalb County Schools of metro 
Atlanta, Ga. 

YVETTE CHAPPELL SANDERS '92 and her hus- 
band, Allen, welcomed theit second daughter, 
Lauren Elizabeth, on May 8, 2001. 

On May 5, 2001, KEITH K. SCHLEICHER '92 

and Robbi Ann Goodloe were married at St. 
Luke Lutheran Church in Richmond, Va. 
Keith is a statistical manager for Capital One 
Financial Corporation. 

Sarah Thompson Smith '92 is a substitute 

teacher for the Detry Township and Central 
Dauphin School Distticts in Central 
Pennsylvania. 

SANDRA BaranOWSKI '93 is a kindergarten 
teachet at Onaga Elementary School in Yucca 
Valley, Calif. 

On June 16, 2001, Wendy M. Burkert '93 

and Sabin Neuheimer wete married in Ocho 
Rios, Jamaica. Wendy is employed by 
Piedmont Development Services in 
Concord, N.C. 

John J. DiGilio, M.L.I.S., J.D., '93 is the 

legal and business research librarian/instructor 
for Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP, in 
Pittsburgh, Pa. Voted "Librarian of the Year" 
by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Special 
Libraries Association (SLA) and the Western 
Pennsylvania Law Libraries Association, John 
is the chait of mentoring and diversity for the 
legal division of the SLA and president-elect 
of its Pittsburgh chapter. 

MICHAEL L. Gensler '93 is a production clerk 
with Power Logistics in Palmyra, Pa. 

Christopher S. Long '93 is a middle school 

language arts teacher in the Hatboro- 
Horsham (Pa.) School District. 



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PHYSICS PROFILE 



A "PHYSICS STATE" OF TEACHING 



BY BRADEN SNYDER '00 




front (left to right): dr. michael day, blll smith '96, doug 
Zook '92, Kelly Light (Triest) '99 and Dr. Scott Walck; back 
(left to right): Dr. Barry Hurst, David Todd '97, Eric 
Wilson '95 and Bryan Rehm '98. Day, Hurst and Walck are 
faculty members in the LVC Physics Department; the alumni 
above are all physics teachers in Pennsylvania. 



For recent Lebanon Valley College physics graduates 
who are teachers, there really is no place like home. 
Over the past 10 years, 12 physics graduates have 
gone on to become teachers, and all but one have stayed in 
Pennsylvania. The teachers' close proximity to their Alma 
Mater has allowed for frequent interaction with their former 
professors. 

"This may be something quite unique about our program," 
said Dr. Michael Day, professor and chair of the LVC Physics 
Department. "Lebanon Valley is a small and personal com- 
munity with close interactions between students and faculty 
which promote friendships that extend beyond graduation. 
So, for many of our alumni who are teachers in the region, 
there has been an opportunity for some really interesting 
things to develop as we have continued to work together." 

These alumni continue to work with the department in a 
variety of ways. For the past three summers, LVC has held a 
one-day workshop for physics teachers, which has been well 
attended by several LVC alumni. Two of these teachers also 
played a central role when author and scholar Dr. Mary 
Palevsky visited the Valley this past February. David Todd 
'97, physics teacher at East Pennsboro High School, and 
Kelly Light (Triest) '99, physics teacher at Pine Grove High 
School, arranged for several of their students to read 



Palevsky's recent book on the role of physicists in the devel- 
opment of the atomic bomb. The teachers and their students 
then had dinner with Palevsky and participated in a discus- 
sion with the author along with several LVC students. 

On a more personal level. Dr. Day recently embarked on a 
research project with Todd, who is completing his master's 
degree in science education at LVC. Starting this past sum- 
mer, Dr. Day and Todd began working with the I. I. Rabi 
Papers at the Library of Congress focusing on Rabi's views 
on the nature of science. Rabi was winner of the 1944 Nobel 
Prize in Physics. 

Perhaps the most interesting fact about these teachers is 
their number. Twelve might not seem like a large number, 
but the fact that Lebanon Valley has produced that many 
physics teachers in such a short time is astonishing, consid- 
ering the national average for physics graduates. Just one of 
every 310 college graduates in the United States is a physics 
major, and just a fraction of those graduates become teach- 
ers. However, the current LVC physics faculty isn't about to 
take full credit for this phenomenon. 

"There has been a tradition of excellence in physics teaching 
and the training of teachers at Lebanon Valley," acknowl- 
edged Dr. Day. "We are just pleased that we have been able 
to help continue that tradition." 



Braden Snyder '00 is a freelance writer and an athletic communications assistant at Blcknell University. 



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TRICIA M. MUMMERT '93 is assistant con- 
troller for Integrated Health Services in 
Sparks, Md. 

On September 30, 2000, MaLISSA M. Noll 
'93 and Kenneth G. Weikel were married at 
Lincoln Park Community United Methodist 
Church in Reading, Pa. 

COLETTE Shatto '93 is a federal social securi- 
ty employee in Sykesville, Md. 

Jill C. Thompson '93 is employed in the 
human resource/accounts payable department 
of Alpha Industries, Inc., in McKinney, Texas. 

Ronald A. Flowers '94 is the director of 

safety and risk management for Masterbrand 
Cabinets Inc. in Jasper, Ind. 

Cathi Bashore Gable '94 is an accounting 
assistant for Fleetwood Homes in 
Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Christine Berry Gartner '94 and her 
husband, David V. Gartner '94, welcomed 

daughter Marcelia Elizabeth on November 3, 
2000. 




Wig and Buckle Society, date unknown, 
D/C Archives 

JOHN A. HARPER '94 is the recreation director 
for the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in 
Orlando, Fla. 

Beth Hoffman Hartman '94 is a third-grade 
teachet at Lebanon (Pa.) Catholic School. 

KRISTIN A. SAGUN '94 is student affairs spe- 
cialist fot the Mont Alto campus of Penn State 

I Diversity. 

Teresa M. Scianna '94 is a family services 
counselor for SCI Berks County Memorial 
Gardens in Fleetwood, Pa. 

Rebecca Blessing Smith '94 and her hus- 
band, Chad, welcomed son Caleb Nicholas on 
April 29, 2001. 

Chemist TIMOTHY A. Bean '95 is currently 
working on post-harvest produce treatments 
for Agrofresh, Inc., a company owned by 
Rohm & Haas, in Spring House, Pa. 



Karen Kessler Berkheimer '95 is operations 
manager of the family services division of 
Mental Health Systems, Inc., in San Diego, Calif 

On June 30, 2001 , Celia C. Billman '95 and 
the Rev. A.J. Domines were married. Celia is 
an associate in ministry at the Good Shepherd 
Lutheran Church in Greensburg, Pa. 

Robert R. Finger, Ph.D., M'95 is vice presi- 
dent of marketing lor Success Performance 
Solutions in Leola, Pa. 

Mark L. Flamisch '95 is an eighth-grade 
mathematics teacher in the Kutztown (Pa.) 
School District. 

TRACY L. Fornwalt '95 is plant manager for 
Kellogg Company in Worthington, Ohio. 

Lisa Hollowbush Litzenberger '95 is 
attending the Widener Llniversiry School of 
Law in Harrisburg, Pa. 

GREGORY P. LlEBERMAN '95 is branch manager 
of the Camp Hill, Pa., office of Citifinancial. 

DANIEL R. NEYER '95 is a trace evidence ana- 
lyst for the Pennsylvania State Police in theit 
Bethlehem Regional Labotatory. His wife, 
Mary Bullock Neyer '97, is a sixth-grade 
math and science teacher in the Southern 
Lehigh School District in Center Valley, Pa. 

After receiving a doctor of medicine degree 
from the University or Man-land School of 
Medicine, Dr. Kevin J. POOLE '95 began his 
family medicine residency at York (Pa.) 
Hospital. 

Nancy L. Arnold '96 and Lew Ludwig were 
married May 19, 2001, at St. Cecilia Catholic 
Chutch in Lebanon, Pa. Nancy is a public 
relations specialist for the Pennsylvania 
Chemical Industry Council. 

Matthew R. Bender '96 and Jennifer L. 
HOTZMAN '96 were married on July 8, 2000, 
in LVC's Miller Chapel. Matt is a social stud- 
ies teacher and assistant football coach at 
Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pa. 
Jennifer is account coordinator for Jetson 
Direct Mail Services, Inc., in Hamburg, Pa. 

On October 14, 2000, Beth Ann Berkhelmer 
'96 and Lee M. Mescolotto were married in 
Adamsville (Pa.) United Methodist Church. 

Karen Paul BlEN '96 is a product manager 
for Siemens Medical Systems in Malvern, Pa. 

Allison G. Brandt '96 is an executive assis- 
tant for the Palm Springs (Calif.) Riviera 
Resort and Racquet Club. 

REBECCA M. ClTUK '96 is a sixth-grade math 
and science teacher in the Portsmouth (R.I.) 
School District. 



SPENCER J. DECH '96 is a research assistant in 
the Ohio State College of Pharmacy in 
Columbus. 

Cameron L. Ferdinand '96 is a human 

resource consultant for PPL Generation, LLC, 
in Lancaster, Pa. 

Kenneth L. Gibson '96 is the band director 
for Pine Grove (Pa.) High School. 

A consultant with William M. Mercer, 
Incorporated, in Washington, D.C., MELISSA 
Howard Jimeno '96 is an M.B.A. student at 
the University of Maryland, College Park. 

EMEDIO V MARCHOZZI '96 and Dawn 
Candisky were married on February 3, 2001 , at 
St. Peters Lutheran Church in Reiglesville, Pa. 

JUSTIN M. MOTZ '96 is a sergeant in the U.S. 
Army. 

Elizabeth A. Palmer '96 was elected to the 

board of directors of the Lancaster (Pa.) 
Osteopathic Health Foundation. Elizabeth is a 
cettified public accountant lor Dorwart, 
Andrew & Co. in Lancaster. 

BRENT M. RAMSEY' '96 is an environmental 
scientist for Gannett Fleming in 
Chambersburg, Pa. 

SHAWN M. RAUCHUT '96 is director of finan- 
cial services forTVC, Inc., in Annville, Pa. 

Paul E. Richardson '96 is pursuing a doctor- 
al degree in biochemisrry and molecular 
genetics at the Llniversiry of Alabama in 
Birmingham. 

Jennifer S. Stites '96 will receive her school 
psychologist cettification in December 2001, 
after her internship in the Easton (Pa.) Area 
School District is completed. 

Brian T. Sto\TR '96 is the presidenr of 
Procinct, Inc., in Chicago, 111. 

Elizabeth R. Tinsley '96 is a financial aid 

counselor at Liberty University in Lynchburg, 
Va. 

A finalist fot Virginia's REB Award for Teacher 
Excellence, fifth-grade teacher Laura M. 
Tolbert '96 was chosen Chesterfield County 
(Va.) Public School's 2001 Teacher of the Year. 
Laura also received Chesterfield's Award tor 
Initiative in Teaching, teceiving a S4.500 grant 
to implement a theater program for at-risk 
fifth graders at the school where she teaches. 

Jason J. ZlTTER '96 is the assistant golf course 
superintendent at the Fairview Golf Course in 

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Patricia Ritchie Bender '97 is a 
realtor with Century 21 Heeht 
ReaJry in Terrell, N.C. 

Allyson Schneider Blanford '97 

is a fifth-grade teacher at Hillside 
Elementary School in Mount Laurel 
Township, N.J. Her husband, 
Brian P. Bianford '97 is a fourth- 
grade teacher in the Bridgewater-Raritan 
School District, also located in New Jersey. 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 and her hus- 
band, Mark, welcomed a son, Aaron, on 
October 5, 2000. Jasmine is the communica- 
tions assistant in College Relations at LVC. 
She will be working closely with the College's 
Great Expectations campaign. 

The Miss Easley Award, South Carolina's 
2001 Woman of Achievement, was presented 
to Tenneil L. Daniels '97. The contestants 
of the Miss America Pageants, including the 
Miss South Carolina pageant, choose the 
award tecipients by selecting women ot high 
personal achievement (including career and 
community involvement) from around the 
nation to serve as role models tor voung women. 

A senior buyer for Alcoa, Inc., in Lebanon, 
Pa., Holly Landis Ford '97 received a mas- 
ter's degree in business administration from 
Johnson cv Wales University of Providence, 
R.I., in August 2000. 

Pllll I IP A. Gl ITY '97 is the operations man- 
ager for Exel Logistics Inc. in Middletown, Pa. 
I lis wife, Emily Jones Getty '98, is a high 

school biology teacher in the Derry Township 
School District in Hershev. 

GREGORY J. Glembocki '97 is sales manager/ 
engineer at Paragon Optical Co. Inc. in 
Reading, Pa. 

Michael D. Groff '97 is the regional 

service director for Chapman Ford in Fast 
Petersburg. Pa. 

Kristi Ames Hawkins '97 teaches English as a 
second language in the Central Dauphin 
School District in Il.imsburg, Pa. 

Drummer Daniel P. Henderson '97 is a 
member of Mr. Downstairs, a band that per- 
forms in the Northeastern underground scene. 

Glenn M. Hoac '97 is the facility manager of 
Covanta Energy in Tampa, Fla. 

ROBYN WELKER KECKLER '97 and her hus- 
band, Joe, welcomed a daughter, Megan 
Nicole, on September 2, 2000. 

On October 7, 2000, Matthew S. Leonard 
'97 and Kristin Seymor were married at the 









software test engineer for Aether 
Systems Inc. in Owings Mills, Md., 
and a graduate student at Towson State 
University. 



LVC FOOTBALL TEAM, CIRCA 1941, LVC Am HIVES 

Montdale Country Club in Scranton, Pa. 
Matthew is an EDI/EC analyst at Hershey 
Foods Corporation and is pursuing a masters 
degree at Pennsylvania State L'niversity. 

SHELLY M. Levan '97 is a claims representative 
for the Social Security Administration in 
Lebanon, Pa. 

Natalie Hope McDonald '97 is the associate 

editor at North American Publishing 
Company in Philadelphia. Natalie also free- 
lances for Artis Spectrum, a New York City- 
based art magazine, and illustrates "Browser," 
a cartoon strip for an Internet magazine. 

On September 23. 2000, Elizabeth M. 
Pond '97 and Pedro Colon were married at 
Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church 
in Hatboro, Pa. Elizabeth is a teacher's aide in 

tin I p|X i I Hihlm S, huiil I >isti ui in MapK 
Glen. 

Christina A. Ranker '97 is an elementary 
teacher in the Red Lion (Pa.) School District. 

RACHEL L. Shaak '97 is a sixth-grade teacher 
in the Governor Mifflin School District in 
Shillington, Pa. 

CORY J. SNOOK '97 is an attorney with Gates 
& Associates, PC, in Lemoyne, Pa. 

Thomas L. Trone Jr. '97 is a social studies 
teacher and assistant football coach in the 
Spring Grove (Pa.) School District. Tom is 
pursuing a master's degree in administration at 
Western Maryland College located in 
Westminster. 

Holly Stevens Waser '97 is senior technical 

specialist for BioWhittaker, Inc., in 
Walkersville, Md. 

STACI KOWAICZYK WlSNlEWSKI '97 is a fifth- 
grade teachei .11 \iin\ ilk I Pa. I EL mem 11 \ 
School. Her husband, Nathan A. Wisnii w ski 
'97, is a senior chemist in the pharmaceutical 
department at Lancaster Laboratories. 

JESSLYN ObERHOLTZER B.MMER '98 and her 
husband Jeffrey, welcomed a son. Ethan 
Jeffrey, on Januarj 15, 2001 

On May 19, 2001,ANTHONi R. BERNARDUCI 
'98 and Ianya M. Dewey were married at 
Grace Church in Elmira, N.V. Anthony is a 



WlLLY M. Carmona '98 is the middle 
school band director for the Dovet 
(N.J.) Board of Education. 

John M. Coles '98 received a juris 
doctor degree ( magna cum laude) from The 
Dickinson School of law of The Pennsylvania 
State University in May 2001 . 

Christopher D. Dean '98 is the traffic 
coordinator for the Clipper Magazine 'in 
Mountville, Pa. 

Ricky J. Dillon '98 is a staff accountant in 
Lititz, Pa., for Susquehanna Bancsharo. a 
multi-state financial services holding 
company. 

MATTHEW C. ElCHA '98 is a senior health and 
fitness specialist for Medifit Corporation in 
Delta. Pa. 

Angela Coval Godfrey '98 received a mas- 
ter's of education degree in school counseling 
from Millersville (Pa.) University in December 
2000. Angela is a mobile therapist for 
Northwestern Human Services in York, Pa. 

DOUGLAS G. HaRING '98 is a self-employed 
artist living in Hoboken, N.J. 

On June 23. 2001, DEENA R. HlXON '98 and 
Jeremy Aguiar were married in Iatamy, Pa. 
Deena is an associate scientist at Medarex, 
Inc., a biopharmaceutical company in 
Annandale, N.J. 

James P. Kelly '98 and L«m B. Graybl\l 

'99 were married on October 21, 2000, in 
New Park. Pa. 

ANGIE L. KOONS '98 is program supervisor tor 

Berkshire Farm Center cv Sen ices tor Youth 
headquartered in Canaan, N.Y. 

On December 1 ), 2000. HEATHER M. KRAI SI 
'98 and Daniel Strazisat were married .u St. 
Catherine Laboure in Harrisburg. Pa. Heather 
is employed by United C crebral Palsy in 
Camp Hill, Pa. 

Joyce Kauffman Martin '98 is the activity 

assistant tor the Zerbe Sisters Nursing i "enter 
in Narvon, Pa. 

Roy Margous '98 is serving a one-yeai 

internship with the state of Pennsylvania's new 
program to recruit bachelor degree candidates 
in any major for careers in information tech- 
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Newlyweds Douglas L. Weigle '99 and 
March S. Tumpey '99 outside the Saint 
Cyril & Methodius Church in 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

ELIZABETH M. MaSESSA '98 is a music teacher 
for the Dover (N.J.) Board of Education. 

Steven E. Perkins '98 is the manager of the 
Your Place Restaurants located in Harrisburg 
and Hershey, Pa. 

Melissa-Ann Pero '98 is a twelfth-grade 
English teacher at Bermudian Springs High 
School in York Springs, Pa. 

On April 29, 2000, Thea ROOMET '98 and 
Chris Giaquinto were married at Upper 
Octorara Presbyterian Church in Parkesburg, 
Pa. Thea is an accounts representative at 
Micro-Coax in Pottstown, Pa. 

TRACEY A. Ross, CST, '98 received a master's 
degree in education from Pennsylvania State 
Universiry-Harrisburg. 

DANIEL M. SiC-AFOOS '98 is a lab technician 
for Merck & Co. in Danville, Pa. 

An occupational therapist for Brick (N.J.) 
School Systems, Wendy A. Warner '98 grad- 
uated from Thomas Jefferson University in 
Philadelphia with a master's degree in occupa- 
tional therapy. 

Jeremy - D. Wilson '98 and Rayna E. Schell 
'99 were married on July 14, 2001, in Ivyland. 
Pa. Jeremy graduated from the Pennsylvania 
Rural Leadership Program (RULE), a two-year 
intensive leadership program administered bv 
Pennsylvania State University. He is a single 
family-housing specialist with the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Rural 
Development, in Harrisburg, Pa. Rayna is 
employed by Rite Ad Corporate Headquarters 
in Camp Hill, Pa. 



Michael E. Bastian II '99 is the assistant 
wholesale rate supervisor for Bastian Tire 
Sales, Inc., in Williamsport, Pa. 

LVC's Miller Chapel was the location for the 
June 16, 2001, wedding of DANIEL J. 
BRICKLEY '99 and GAIL E. GRAEFF '99. The 
son of DONNA BRICKLEY, LVC's client services 
coordinator, Daniel is assistant superintendent 
of the Lebanon (Pa.) Country Club. Gail is a 
third-grade teacher in the Eastern Lebanon 
County School District. 

BETH A. Curley '99 is an internal wholesaler 
for Lincoln Financial Distributors in 
Philadelphia. 

On March 24, 2001, Cynthh A. Ensminger 
'99 and Leigh ton J. Goshorn were married in 
LVC's Miller Chapel. Cynthia is assistant 
director of governmental affairs/lobbyist for 
the Pennsylvania Retailers' Association. 

KENNETH L. Eshleman M'99 is vice presi- 
dent/relationship manager of Fulton Financial 
Advisors in Lancaster, Pa. 

Rebekah A. HENDRICKS '99 is an elementary 
music teacher at the Lincoln-Edison Charter 
School in York, Pa. Rebekah is also the direc- 
tor of music at Yorkshire United Methodist 
Church in York where she directs the chancel 
and bell choirs. 

Cheryl A. Lee '99 is a drug and alcohol 
addictions counselor for the Good Samaritan 
Hospital in Pottsville, Pa. Cheryl is also pursu- 
ing a master's degree in social work at Temple 
University. 

DwiGHT A. LlCHTENWALNER '99 is a case 
manager for foster children wirh the IMPACT 
Project, Inc., in Emmaus, Pa. 

DAWN LACEY McCABE '99 is a district account 
manager for Hershey Foods Corporation in 
Hershey, Pa. 

MEGAN J. MILLER '99 is a fifth-grade teacher 
in the Pine Grove (Pa.) Area School District. 

After graduating from Air Force boot camp at 
Lackland Ar Force Base in San Antonio, 
Texas, LORI M. MOYER '99 now sings with the 
Ar National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic 
and is stationed in Middletown, Pa. 

G. SCOTT MYERS '99 is a staff accountant for 
Beard Miller Company, LLP, in York, Pa. 

ANDREW J. PaNKO '99 played summer-league 
ball with the NBA Chicago Bulls. He now 
plays professionally in Europe. 

RANDY PETERS M'99 is a research engineer for 
Kraft Foods in Tarrytown, N.Y. 



MISTY L. PlERSOL '99 is an account executive 
in Harrisburg, Pa., for television station 
WLYH-UPN 15. 

M. JOSHUA SHELLENBERGER '99 is a third-year 
medical srudent at Philadelphia (Pa.) College 
of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Angel Galloway Slabach '99 is the manager 
of the Mechanicsburg, Pa., franchise of Color 
Me Mine. 

M\rcw S. Tumpey' '99 and Douglas L. 
Weigle '99 were married on June 9, 2001. 
Marcia is an analytical technical support QA 
scientist for Pharmaceutical Sourcing Group 
Americas (PSGA), a division of Johnson & 
Johnson, in New Jersey. Douglas is a quality 
control chemist for Wyeth-Ayerst, a division 
of American Home Products, in Cherry 
Hill, N.J. 

WENDY D. UMBARGER '99 is a family service 
coordinaror for Preslev Ridge Schools of West 
Virginia. 

An'GELO J. VlOUU '99 is a pharmaceutical sales 
specialist for Abbott Laboratories in Marlton. 
N.J. Angelo also volunteers as an assistant 
instructor at Peak Wrestling Academy in 
Newark. 

AMANDA R. Wmifel '99 is a childcare director 
for the YWCA of Lancaster (Pa.) 

On April 21, 2001, Robert E. Wentzel '99 
and Kimberly R. Ullmann were married at the 
William A. Carpenter Chapel, Masonic 
Homes, in Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Susan Meyers Yeager '99 is an admission 

representative tor the Schuylkill Institute of 
Business and Technology in Pottsville, Pa. 

ANITA M. YOUNG '99 works in the sales divi- 
sion of ThereSense, a diabetes testing compa- 
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Sylyta D. Anderson M'OO is the WorkOne 
Center manager for Ivy Tech State College in 
Lafayette, Ind. 

JOY B. BRADLEY '00 is a process analyst for 
Pfizer Inc. located in Lititz, Pa. 

MARY Br^NNON Boohar '00 and her hus- 
band, Charles, welcomed their second daugh- 
ter Abigail Elizabeth, on May 1, 2001. Both 
Mary and Charles attended LVC in the late 
1980s. 

Erica L. Briber '00 teaches instrumental, 
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through eighth-grade students at Frenchtown 
(N.J.) Elementary School. 

Kristin M. Chandler '00 is a music teacher 
at the M. Clifford Miller Middle School in 
Kingston, N.Y. 

On lulv 7, 2001, Nathaniel K. Davis '00 
and Ann Marie MUSSER '00 were married at 
Bailsman Memorial Church in Womelsdorf, 
Pa. Both are employed by Chink Middle 
School in Arizona — Nathaniel is a physical 
education teacher and football coach and Ann 
is a special education teacher. 

Kristi Cavanaugh Doyle '00 is employed by 
Dupont in Wilmington, Del. 

KELLY ROTH ENCK '00 is a worship leader for 
the New Song Community Church in 
Annville, Pa. 

Christopher J. Evans '00 is a high school 
instrumental music teacher in the Line 
Mountain School District in Herndon, Pa. 

Ronald E. Fink '00 and Jodi A. Finkenbiner 

were married on April 21, 2001, at Mary 
Mother of The Church Parish in Mt. Joy, Pa. 
Ronald, an inventory-control manager for 
Kunzler & Co. in Lancaster, is pursuing a 
master's degree in business administration 
at LVC. 

Voice teacher for the Cumberland Valley (Pa.) 
School of Music, James W. Franklin '00 was 
a patticipant in the school's November 2000 
tribute to Aaron Copeland celebrating the 
centennial of the composer's birth. 

Heather M. Gateau '00, a graduate assistant 
tot athletic bands, is enrolled in the master's 
degree program in music education at Temple 
University in Philadelphia. Pa. 

David L. GEHMAN Jr. '00 is the financial con- 
troller for Custer Homes, Inc., located in 
Jonestown, Pa. 

SERGE O. GrjGORYAN '00 manages the I 'pper 
Dauphin County Mental Health/Mental 
Retardation Crisis Intervention office in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

STACY L. Helhowski '00 is a sixth-grade 
teacher at William Beanes Elementary School 
in Suitland, Md. 

On May 19, 2001, MICHAEL B. HOWARD '00 
and Emily M. Fager '00 were married in 
Pittsburgh, Pa. Members of the wedding party 
included Paul VOLBERG '98, Erin Paxson 
Vol BERG '00 and SCOTT RaDCJ IhFF '00. 



Scon Kingsbi R\ M'OO is rh pun hasing 
engineer for the Harley Davidson Motor ( <>. 
in Wauwarosa, Wis. 

KlMBERLY A. KOL1BAB '00 is a recent graduate 
of the U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate 
School and is stationed at the Coast Guard 
Activities Station in San Diego working in 
surface operations. 

MICHAEL R. LamaRCA '00 is a benefit analyst 
for Conrad M. Siegel, Inc., in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Fl-.l Liu 00 works for Scripps Research 
Institute in La Jolla, Calif. 

HOLLEY DOBSON McELLROY '00 is a sound 
engineer at Creative Sound Studios located 
near Allentown, Pa., where she is currently 
working on two television shows and numer- 
ous radio and TV commercials. 

Donald N. Myers '00 is a staff accountant 

with Crystal Springs Water Co. in 
Lancaster, Pa. 

On May l l ), 2001, the wedding of ROBERT C. 
NEWSWANGER '00 and Colleen M. Tempest 
took place in LVC's Miller Chapel. Robert is a 
mechanical engineer at Proctor & Gamble 
Co. in Scranton, Pa. 

W Mark PETERITAS '00 is a software engineer 
for ST Micro Electronics in Lancaster, Pa. 

KaTHRYN M. Pine '00 is an emotional support 
teacher for the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate 
Unit 13 in the Cornwall-Lebanon (Pa.) 
School District. 

Tara A. Ruhi. '00 is a teacher at the 
Wordsworth Academy in Harrisburg, Pa. 

STEPHEN M. Rosenfeld '00 is the convention 
coordinator tor the International Society of 
Poets. He is also a partner in Party Time DJs 
& Entertainment Co. 

AMANDA J. SEKER '00 and Douglas A. Johns 
were married on April 28, 2001. at Fishing 
Creek (Pa.) Salem United Methodist Church. 
Amanda is the human resources and benefits rep- 
resentative for Rite Aid Corp. in Camp Hill, Pa. 

Lindsay A. Shattuck '00 is a middle school 

band director at Manalapan-Englishtown 
Regional School District (N.J.). 

E. Anne W\ller '00 is a computer specialist 
tor the Department of the Navy in 
Mechanicsbufg, Pa. 

Kate R. Wilson '00 was named Miss 

Keystone, a precursor to the Miss 
Pennsylvania and Miss America Scholarship 
Pageants. Kate participated in the Miss 
Keystone Scholarship Pageant at the Scottish 




Former President Clyde A. Lynch, Walter 
Esbenshade and Dr. Samuei Derickson in 
Hi manities< enter, dati unknown, LVC 
Ajtt hives 

Rite Cathedral in Allentown in March and 
went on to compete in the Miss Pennsylvania 
Pageant in June. 

Shannon L. Feather '01 is a system analyst 
toi BAI S\ stems in \ irginu 

TRENT A. Hollinger '01 is a graduate stu- 
dent at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in 
Baltimore, Md. 

Mariah L. Kuratomi '01 is a seventh- and 

eighth-grade learning support teacher in the 
Cornwall-Lebanon (Pa.) School District. 

Jessica A. Mitchell '01 is a lab technician for 
Environmental Health Lab in Cromwell, Conn. 

JENNIFER A. PeLLEGRINO '01 is a marketing 
assistant tor First Industrial Realty Frust in 
Denver, Colo. 

Christopher M. Rankin '01 is enrolled in 

the master of divinity program at I ancaster 
(Pa.) Theological Seminary 

Congratulations to all who participated in 
last issue's "Can You Guess Who They Are?" 
game. There were more than 20 responses 
including a College trustee and a current fac- 
ulty member. I hose answering correctly were: 
Al Maree '79, Jane Snyder Stachow ,_l ). 
Bob Stachow '~ c l. Eve Lindemuth Bodeux '87, 
Debbie Lange , Robert Hogan 82, 
I hcrcsa Campbell 88 and Wes Dellinger "8. 

The correct answers (left to right beginning 
on page 31): Dr. Bryan I. Heiirsey. 
mathematical sciences, Gregory G. Statison '63, 
vice president, enrollment and student 
O. Kent Reed, associate pi 
cation and head coach, trai It c field a 
country; Dr. Leon F Markowicz. :• 
business administration; Dr. Paul L. Wolf, 
professor, biology; Dr. John D. Norton III. 
professor, political science; Dr. John P. Kearney, 
professor, English; and Dr. Donald F. Byrne 
Jr., director. American studies and. professor, 
religion and history. 



Fall Winter 2001 



CLASS NEWS & NOTES 



CONTINUING EDUCATION PROFILE 



Parallel Paths 

BY CORY THORNTON '99 




Christina Steinbacher '97, M'OO and Sandra Daylor 
'94, M'02 have more than a few things in common. 
Both graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a 
bachelor of science in elementary education and, as current 
and former students in LVC's Master of Science Education 
program, they have entered the workforce as dedicated and 
talented teachers. They both share a passion for travel and 
learning experiences that expand their own understanding 
of the world around them. 

They also both happen to be Fulbright Scholars, who have 
combined their desire to teach, learn and explore the world 
into a professionally enhancing experience abroad. 

Steinbacher and Daylor each traveled to Japan through the 
Fulbright Program, studying the structure of Japanese ele- 
mentary schools. Steinbacher has continued her journey 
and taken the step abroad a second time, spending two 
months in Malaysia. 

"There are two things I am very passionate about," said 
Steinbacher, who currently teaches at Union Canal 
Elementary in Lebanon, Pa. "Teaching and traveling. I do not 
have the money to just travel, and after a late night of 
searching for programs that would allow me to combine the 
two, I found the Fulbright Program. 

"I was especially drawn to the cross-cultural aspect that 
would allow me to reveal the greater world to myself and 
ultimately to my students." The potential effects and influ- 
ence of her experience were immediately demonstrated 
when she returned home. 

As part of the program, Fulbright Scholars compensate for 
their expenses abroad by sharing their experience on the 




Steinbacher (left) in Malaysia; 
Daylor on campus prior to 
teaching a class 



home front in what is called a "Follow-on Plan." As part of 
her plan, Steinbacher gave presentations and slide shows 
about her visit to Japan. 

Her first convert to the experience turned out to be Daylor 
who, motivated by the chance to see educational systems 
around the world, pursued her own Fulbright Award and 
eventually a trip to Japan. 

"It expanded my teaching by allowing me to serve as an 
ambassador for the United States," said Daylor, a third 
grade teacher at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa. 
"Professionally it widened my perspective, and that per- 
spective goes straight into my classroom." 

Educational travel is certainly not new to these two scholars. 
Steinbacher spent a semester during her junior year in 
England as part of LVC's study abroad program. Daylor, who 
originally hails from Puerto Rico, made her first trip abroad 
when she came to the United States in 1988, where she stud- 
ied math at the University of Maryland. 

"I had a very good English teacher in high school," noted 
Daylor. "Ever since then, I have wanted to be teaching and 
helping kids. Lebanon Valley College has provided me with 
a really solid foundation to branch off into my teaching." 

Steinbacher echoes this as she remembers some of the 
biggest influences she encountered while studying at LVC. "I 
really give Dr. (Susan) Atkinson credit for her energy and 
enthusiasm for education. Kathy Blough [former adjunct] 
also stands out from my experience. She made me realize 
the benefit of constructive learning and helping kids seek 
their own answers." 



Cory Thornton '99 is a graduate assistant at Shippensburg University 

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LVC WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEES 



The College has witnessed extraordinary growth in the past decade, which has resulted in increased 
excitement in the activity and participation or Board members. As such, there are some new names 
among the Colleges Board of Trustees. In an effort to familiarize our alumni, faculty and friends 
with the people who volunteer their time on behalf of the College, we will occasionally profile newer 
members of the Board of Trustees. 




Michael A. Day 



Profession: professor of physics, 
Lebanon Valley College 

EDUCATION: B.S., University of 
Idaho; M.A., University of 
Nebraska-Lincoln; Ph.D., 
philosophy, LIniversity of 
Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S., 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln; 
Ph.D., physics, University ot 
Nebraska-Lincoln 

WHY I DECIDED TO BECOME A 
TRUSTEE OF LEBANON VALLEY 
Coi.1 K,l "I wanted to join thi 
Board of Trustees for two reasons 
— one, to continue my service to 
the College and two, to further 
my understanding of the 
College." 

Current Board Committee 

ASSIGNMENT(S): Facilities 
Committee 



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Re\'. Alfred T. Day III 

PROFESSION: senior pastor. First 
I 'nited \L thodisl ( hun h in 
Germantown 

Education: B.A.. Houghton 
College; M. Div., Gordon- 
Conwell Theological Seminaty; 
doctoral student, 1995, Drew 
1 'niversin 

Why I decided to become a 
1 rus 1 if of Lebanon Valley 
COLLEGE: "LVC is one of the 
most stimulating and exciting 
colleges around. The passion tor 
excellence and quest for highest 
quality in all that is undertaken, 
the visioning way of approaching 
the future, the attention to beau- 
ty along with effectiveness, and 
the desire to be a leader among 
colleges makes me thoroughly 
enthused to be a part of the LVC 
team." 

Current Board Committee 

ASSIGNMENT(S): Strategic 
Planning Committee 




Suzanne H. Arnold 

PROFESSION: community leader 
and philanthropist 

EDUCATION: Technical School 

WHY I DECIDED TO BEO IME \N 
HONORARY rRUSTEE OF Ll-BANON 

Valley College: "Because of my 

many years of interest in and 
involvement with Lebanon Valley 
College, I feel I can contribute to 
the work of the board. 1 he stu- 
dents have always been a top pri- 
ority for me and I am proud to 
be part of ,\n institution that is so 
student-focused. 

Current Leadership 

POSITION(S): co-chair, Suzanne 
H. Arnold Arr Gallery Advisory 
Council; co-chair, Spring Fling 
Committee 

Current Board Committee 
Assignment(s): Facilities 
Committee, Lead Gifts 
Committee (Great Expectations 

Campaign) 




Richard C. Miller 

PROFESSION: senior vice president 

tor academic affairs, benedict 
College 

EDUCATION: B.S., Ithaca College; 
M.S., Ithaca College: D.P.E., 
Springfield College 

Why I DECIDED TO BE< 
TRUSTEI OI Li BANON \ 
COLLEGE: "A historic past. 
dynamic present and exciting 
future. 

Current Leadership 

POSITION(S): board of directors. 
National Senior Games 

Association 

Current Board Committee 
ASSIGNMI NT(s): Advisory 




Ryan J. Arnold M'04 

PRO! I SSION: student trustee 

Education: M.P.T., Lebanon 
Valley College, 2004 

Why I decided t< ) bec :< >mi \ 

Kl sii 1 OI 1 I BANON VaI Mi 
COLLEGE: "I am thrilled to 
work with extraordinary peo- 
ple who share my belief in the 
continued quality and growth 
of Lebanon Valley College. 



Curreni Leadership 

P( )S1 1 1< >N(S): resident assistant; 

Study Abroad Committee; 

Physical I herapy Student 

1 cadcrship C lommittee, 

t lolloquium 1 Committee, R.A. 

Advisory Committee 

Curri nt Board Committei 
Assignment(s): Strategic 
Planning Committee, Facilities 

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@ TWO EARN FULBRIGHTS % 

Dr. Barbara Vlaisavijevic, associate 
dean of the faculty, and Dr. Barney 
Rap field, professot of business 
administration, have earned 
Fulbright Awards. 

Vlaisavijevic was selected to 
participate in the Seminar for U.S. 
Administrators in International 
Education, and spent 10 days in 
Germany this past May with 24 
other administrators from colleges 
and universities throughout the 
United States. Her trip included a 
week in Berlin meeting with repre- 
sentatives from the city's major uni- 
versities, and speaking with higher 
education representatives in 
Rostock, Wismar and Hamburg. 

Raffield was chosen to teach this fall 
at Donetsk Academy of Management 
in the Ukraine. He will be teaching 
marketing management and strate- 
gic management, developing a mar- 
keting curricula and advising seniors 
on their thesis work. In addition, he 
will also have the opportunity to 
teach a two-week course at the Kiev 
International Management 
Institute. 

@ WELCOME TO... 

Dr. Andrei Varava has joined the 
College as a visiting international 
scholar. He will spend four months 
on campus conducting research on 
modern U.S. federal election tech- 
nologies. His work will be funded by 
the State Department's Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs 
through the Regional Scholar 
Exchange Program (RSEP). The fel- 
lowship supports short-term research 
visits to U.S. universities, think tanks 
and institutes by scholars from the 
nations of the former Soviet Union. 
Varava is currently employed as the 
international programs coordinator 
at Volgograd University in Russia. 
He is also a lecturer at his university, 
teaching English language courses for 
Russians, courses on international 
organizations, and Russian history 
for American students. He has a 
graduate degree in history from 



Volgograd University (1999), with an 
undergraduate degree from Volgograd 
in linguistics. 

Claudia Gazsi has been named aca- 
demic coordinator of clinical educa- 
tion and assistant professor ot physi- 
cal therapy. She was formerly 
employed by Neumann College and 
Lancaster Regional Medical Center, 
and also taught at Alvernia College 
and West Virginia University. She 
holds a bachelor's degree in physical 
therapy from West Virginia 
University and a master's degree in 
health administration from Penn 
State University. 

Dr. Griffin Hathaway has been 
named assistant visiting professor of 
political science. He served as visit- 
ing assistant professor and adjunct 
professor at Towson University, 
adjunct professor at the United 
States Naval Academy, and adjunct 
professor at The American 
University's School of Public Affairs. 
He holds a bachelor's degree in 
political science from the University 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 
master's degrees in Latin American 
studies, Russian studies and U.S. 
foreign policy from The American 
University, and a doctorate in inter- 
national relations, U.S. foreign poli- 
cy, and the presidency from the 
University of Maryland. 

Dr. Barbara Anderman has been 
named assistant professor of art. 
She has previously served as an 
adjunct faculty member at Rutgers 
University, and has held editorial 
positions at the Metropolitan 
Museum of Art and Atheneum 
Publishers. She holds a bachelor's 
and master's degree in English lan- 
guage and literature from the 
University of St. Andrews, a post- 
graduate certification of education 
from the University of Sussex and a 
doctorate in art history from 
Rutgers University. 

Edward Pitingolo has been named 
visiting instructor of accounting. He 
has served as president of EDP 
Systems, Inc., adjunct faculty 



member at Harrisburg Area 
Community College, corporate 
controller for Harman Stove 
Company, and administrative man- 
ager at Lane Enterprises. He holds a 
bachelor's degree in professional 
accountancy from Penn State 
University and a master's degree in 
business administration from 
Kutztown University. 

Mary-Lynne Weber has joined the 
College as a visiting instructor of 
psychology. She was formerly a vis- 
iting instructor at Franklin & 
Marshall College. She holds a bach- 
elor's degree in psychology from 
Allegheny College, studied abroad 
at the University of Glasgow in 
Scotland and holds a master's degree 
in neuroscience from the University 
of California-San Diego. 

Dr. Luke Huggins has been named 
assistant professor of biology. He 
has served as an adjunct faculty 
member at Middlesex County 
College and Southampton College- 
Long Island University, as well as a 
lecturer at Rutgers University. He 
holds a bachelor's degree in bio- 
chemistry from Albright College, a 
master's degree in marine studies 
from the University of Delaware, 
College ot Marine Studies, and a 
doctorate in cellular and develop- 
mental biology from The State 
University of New York at Stony 
Brook. He pursued post-doctoral 
research at the Waksman Institute 
of Microbiology at Rutgers 
University. 

Dr. Edward Sullivan has joined the 
College as an associate professor of 
business administration. An expert 
in financial economics, he was for- 
merly professor of finance at 
Jacksonville State University in 
Alabama. He holds a bachelor's 
degree in economics from St. Peter's 
College, and a master's degree and 
doctorate in economics from Penn 
State University. 

M. Jane Ylngling has been named 
assistant professor of education. Her 
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was formerly coordinator of 
instructional support at Milton 
Hershey School, where she also 
served as a learning assistance 
teacher. She holds a bachelor's 
degree in elementary/special edu- 
cation from Lock Haven 
University, a master's degree in 
special education from 
Shippensburg University, and she 
is pursuing a doctorate in human 
development from Mary-wood 
University. 

Jeffrey Zufelt has joined the 
College as director of special gifts 
and advancement sen-ices. He 
was formerly director of annual 
giving at Franklin & Marshall 
College, and also served as vice 
president for resource develop- 
ment at the United Way of 
Lancaster County, and was later 
promoted to the United Way's 
chief operating officer. He holds a 
bachelors degree in television and 
radio production from Syracuse 
University. 

Jill RUSSELL has been named study 
abroad advisor. Prior to joining 
LVC, she spent three years living 
in Scotland and England with her 
husband, Ted, a professional ice 
hockev player who now serves as 
LVC's assistant ice hockey coach. 
She holds a bachelor's degree in 
exercise physiology from the 
University of New Hampshire and 
a master's degree in exercise physi- 
ology from the L'niversity of 
Victoria in British Columbia. 

Jasmine Bucher '97 has joined the 
( ollege as communications assis- 
tant. Her responsibilities will 
revolve around the Great 
Expectations campaign, as 
she will handle all aspects of 
campaign communications from 
publications and video to the web 
site. She was formerly deputy- 
press secretary- for both the PA 
Departments of State and 
Agriculture, and worked on the 
Ridge/Schweiker Campaign. She 
holds a bachelor's decree in 



English from LVC and is current- 
ly working on her master's thesis 
in humanities at Penn State 
University. 

Christine Brooks has been 
named director of the Colleges 
Lancaster Center. She was previ- 
ously employed by Harrisburg 
Area Community College as an 
adjunct instructor of English and 
humanities, and also worked in 
learning support services as a 
writing tutor and test center coor- 
dinator. She holds an associate's 
degree in communication and arts 
from Harrisburg Area Communitv 
College, and a bachelor's degree 
and master's degree in humanities 
from Penn State University. 

Lisa Neal has joined the College 
as assistant to the director/gallery 
intern tor the Suzanne H. Arnold 
Art Gallery'. She specializes in 
Italian Renaissance art, and has 
lived in Florence, Italy, for much 
of the last two years. She holds a 
bachelor's degree in studio art/art 
history- from James Madison 
University and a master's degree 
in art history- from Syracuse 
University. 

Kristi Barbour has joined the 
advancement staff as director of 
leadership giving. Her responsibil- 
ities will include the Vickrov 
Society- and reunion giving pro- 
grams. She comes to the College 
from the Shakespeare Theatre and 
Library in Washington, D.C., 
where she was employed as a 
major gifts officer. Her work 
experience also includes develop- 
ment positions with the 
University of Colorado 
Foundation, the MS Society in 
Harrisburg and Music at Gretna. 
She holds a bachelor's degree in 
theatre from Grinnell College. 

LyRlT TrouTMAN has been 
named assistant for the Great 
Expectations campaign. She was 
formerly employed as a mold 
repair technician at Tyco 
Electronics, Inc., in Lickdale, and 



holds an associate's degree in spe- 
cialized business from McCann 
School of Business. 

© POSITION CHANGES $ 

Dr. Richard Cornelius, professor 
emeritus of chemistry, will serve on 
a part-time basis as special projects 
assistant to the dean of the faculty. 
His principal tasks will involve 
assisting faculty- and departments 
in the preparation of grant propos- 
als for external funding. He will 
confer directly with faculty- to help 
them identity- and articulate equip- 
ment needs for research and teach- 
ing, and he will guide faculty in 
crafting proposals for other kinds 
of resources such as travel money 
in support of research to archival 
or library holdings that will sup- 
port their scholarly endeavors. He 
will also take up other assignments 
as needed in such areas as data 
gathering, report writing and doc- 
ument preparation. Cornelius 
joined the College's Chemistry- 
Department in 1985. He holds a 
bachelor's degree from Carleton 
College and a doctorate in inor- 
ganic chemistry from the 
University of Iowa. 

Dr. Walter Patton has been 
named assistant professor of chem- 
istry. Patton joined the College in 
1999 as research assistant professor 
and Dreyfus Fellow. He holds a 
bachelor's degree in biochemistry 
from Susquehanna L'niversity and 
a doctorate in chemistry from 
Lehigh L'niversity. 

Rev. Timothy Dewald, adjunct 
instructor of mathematical sci- 
ences since 1989, has been named 
coordinator of academic advising 
and community programming. 
His new job responsibilities 
include teaching, working with 
faculty and incoming students to 
ensure quality academic advising 
and working with the Lebanon 
Valley Education Partnership to 
recruit and coordinate campus 
mentors. He holds a bachelor's 
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religion from Dickinson 
College, and a master's 
degree from Andover 
Newton Theological 
School in Boston. He 
also served as an 
ordained minister for 
the past 26 years. 

Sue Sarjsky '92 has 
been named director of 
admission. Sarisky 
joined the Admission 
Office in 1993 as a 
counselor before mov- 
ing into her former 
position as assistant 
director of financial 
aid. She holds a bache- 
lor's degree in psychol- 
ogy from LVC and a 
master's degree in edu- 
cational administration 
from Temple 
University. 

Joel Kline '89 has been named director 
of the Digital Communications 
Program. He holds a bachelor's degree 
in biology from the College and is 
completing a graduate degree in mass 
media and communications at Temple 
University. He has over 1 5 years of 
technology experience in the private 
sector and has owned his own technol- 
ogy firm since 1994. 

Dr. Kevin Pry 76 has been named 
assistant professor of English. He has 
served the College since 1990, when he 




SHIRLEY HOCKLEY 




Al Sutcliffe (center), LVC PUBLIC SAFETY 
officer, receives his NECUSA Award 
(see award winners). Paul Darlington, 
NECUSA president, presents the award 
as Al Yingst, LVC director of public 
safety, looks on. 



joined the English Department as an 
adjunct faculty member. In 1994, he 
was promoted to lecturer and was 
appointed to serve as adviser for the 
Wig & Buckle Society. He holds a 
bachelor's degree in history from LVC, 
and a master's degree in European his- 
tory and doctorate in British history 
from Penn State University. A dra- 
maturge for local theater companies. 
Dr. Pry teaches world literature, dra- 
matic literature, theater workshop and 
production courses. 

Alexandra Ritter, who has served the 
College as assistant to the director/ 
gallery intern since 1999, has been 
named director of advancement special 
events. Her responsibilities will revolve 
around coordinating and organizing 
events related to the Great Expectations 
campaign. She holds a bachelor's 
degree in art history from Penn State 
University. 

Shirley Hockley '80, formerly assistant 
director of continuing education, has 
been named director of Annville con- 
tinuing education. She assumes direct 
responsibility for the day-to-day opera- 
tions of the continuing education pro- 
gram in Annville, serving the College's 
undergraduate, part-time students who 
attend day, evening and weekend class- 
es. Hockley joined the College in 
1 996. She holds a bachelor's degree in 
English from LVC and a master's 
degree in college student personnel 
from Bowling Green State University. 

Dorothy' Brehm, who has served the 
College in Media Services and the 
Business Office, has been named finan- 
cial aid officer. She joined the College 
in 1993, and holds a bachelor's degree 
in microbiology from Penn State 
University. 

% GRANT RECIPIENTS © 

Dan Massad, LVC's artist-in-residence, 
was awarded a $20,000 grant from The 
Pollock-Krasner Foundation. This pres- 
tigious, international award was estab- 
lished in 1985 through the late Lee 
Krasner, a leading abstract expressionist 
painter and the widow of Jackson 
Pollock. Massad is using the funds to 



support an exhibition of his pastels at 
the Forum Gallery in New York City 
from Nov. 8-Dec. 8. The display will 
feature 12 of his works, a catalog and 
four preliminary drawings. 

Kathy Moe (wife of Dr. Owen Moe, 
professor of chemistry) and Dave 
Evans, director of career services, wrote 
a grant for the Pa. Department of 
Community and Economic 
Development, and received $20,000 to 
develop and work toward construction 
of a foot and hiking bridge in the 
Qui trie Creek Nature Park. Moe is also 
coordinating an effort with the State 
Department of Conservation and 
Natural Resources to fund a greenway 
along the shores of the Quittapahilla 
and throughout the community of 
Annville. 

© PLAYWRIGHT IN RESIDENCE © 

Dr. Art Ford '59, professor of English 
emeritus, has been named the College's 
plavwright-in-residence tor the 2001- 
02 academic year. In preparation for 
his residency, Ford attended a work- 
shop in plavwriting at St. Petersburg, 
Russia, this past summer He is cur- 
rently working on a series of one-act 
plays which will be performed at the 
Allen Theatre in Annville during the 
months of February, March and April. 
Ford has written numerous works for 
stage, including The Reunion, the story 
of two football playets who return to 
their 45th high school reunion and 
decide instead to visit an old coach; 
Mr. Emerson and Henry, which focuses 
on the relationship between Ralph 
Waldo Emerson and Henry David 
Thoreau; and The Waters ofKronos, 
an adaptation of the novel by Conrad 
Richter. Ford has spent 36 years 
with the College, during which time 
he served as professor of English 
and held administrative positions as 
associate dean and dean of interna- 
tional programs. 

© ELECTED TO SERVE © 

Dr. Donald Kline, assistant professor 
of education, was appointed overall 
chairperson for the 2003 National 



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Science Teachers Association national con- 
vention to be held in Philadelphia. In addi- 
tion, he served as one of approximately 50 
educators from the U.S. and Canada who 
were invited to judge theToshiba/NSTA 
1 xploraVision contcsi on Man li 5 i in 
Washington, D.C. The contest is a national 
competition where students in grades K-12 
compete with their peers in developing 
ideas based on current technologies, which 
are then projected 20 years into the future. 

Joel Kline '89, director of the Digital 
Communications Program, participated in 
a state-wide judging of cable television pro- 
gramming in an awards program sponsored 
by the Pennsylvania Cable and Telecom- 
munications Association in March. He was 
one of 16 judges from the fields of media, 
new media and television to judge entries 
submitted by cable operators from around 
the state, including Comcast, AT&T 
Broadband, Adelphia, Blue Ridge Cable 
and several other smaller operators. 

© AWARD WINNERS © 

Dr. KLEMENT Hambolrg, professor of music 
emeritus, was the recipient of the Pennsylvania 
Delaware String and Orchestra Teachers 
Association Outstanding Service Award. The 
honor was presented at their annual meeting 
in April lor his work as editor ot the 
PADESTA newsletter, Stringboard-Opus I. 

Al Sutcliffe, LVC public safety officer, 
received the Robert Bunker Award lor 
Outstanding Performance from the 
Northeast Colleges & Universities Security 
Association (NECUSA). Officer Sutcliffe 
received the award at the Association's 48th 
Annual Conference this past June. 

© CD RELEASED © 

Tom Strohman '75, assistant professor of 
music, released a CD recording tor R&L 
Records, featuring Steve Rudolph on piano 
and keyboard, Steve Varner on acoustic and 
electric bass, and internationally recognized 
drummer/percussionist Bill Goodwin. Titled, 
In Our Prime, the recording features 
Strohman on flute, clarinet and assorted 
saxophones, plaving standard jazz tunes; 
three original selections from Rudolph; and 
a piece written by Strohman's 1 5-year-old 
son, Gregory. 



© PUBLISHED © 

Dr. Michael Day, professor of physics, had 
a major article, "Oppenheimer on the 
Nature of Science," published in May in 
Centaurus, an international journal on the 
history of mathematics, science and tech- 
nology. 

Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, assistant professor of 
Spanish, published a poem "Octubre en la 
cuidad" in the literary journal, Alba de 
America (Westminster, 2000, Vol. 19, No. 
35-36). In addition, her essay "La poesia de 
Alberto Romero: Exegesis del exilio y de 
soledad" has been published as the prologue 
to the book by Romero, Desde el pueblo 
donde vivo (Miami: Editorial Nosotros, 
2001). 

Dr. Angel Tuninetti, assistant professor of 
Spanish, reviewed Salvador Garcia 
Castaneda's "Litetatute de viajes: El Viejo 
Mundo y el Nuevo" for Revista de Estudios 
Hispanicos 35.1 (January 200 1 ). 

Dr. D. Darrell Woo.MER, College chaplain, 
has written seven entries for a Dictionary of 
Spiritual Formation to be published bv The 
Upper Room. 

© PRESENTERS © 

Dr. Salvatore Cullari, professor of psy- 
chology, presented a paper "Defining My 
Vision for the Future of Psychology" at the 
Pennsylvania Psychological Association's sec- 



ond annual regional leadership conference 
held in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Dr. Michael Day, professor of physics, 
delivered a paper titled, "Oppenheimer on 
the Nature of Science: 1945-1954" at the 
national meeting of the .American Physical 
Society in Washington, D.C., in April. 

Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, assistant professor of 
Spanish, was the keynote speaker at the 
Conferencia Internacional Sobre la Literarura 
Testimonial held at the University of Puerto 
Rico in April. The title of her presentation 
was, "La Literatura Testimonial del Post- 
Boom Hispanoamericano." 

Dr. Leon Markowicz, professor of business 
administration, conducted two workshops, 
participated in panel discussions and served 
as a judge at the International Society of 
Poets' convention in Orlando. 

Dr. John Norton, professor of political sci- 
ence, was a participant in a panel discussion 
at the Pennsylvania Political Science 
Association meeting in April. The topic was 
Bush vs. Gore, the Supreme Court case that 
ended the 2000 Presidential elections. 

Dr. Barbara Denison, associate dean for 
graduate studies and continuing education, 
presented "Teaching Sociology as a 
Recruitment Tool to Adult Learners' at the 
annual meetings of the North Central 
Sociological .Association in Louisville, 
Kentucky. 




Participants in the recent LVC \il\ini cruise had their photograph iaken in front of 
theTrevi Fountain in Rome (i . to r.): Row 1: President G. David Poluck, Sharon .Arnold. 
Row 2: E. H. Arnold, Sandra Mesk s, Betty Fasick, Libb\ Glk r '58, Dayna Poluck, KJ u n 
Gluntz '82, Polly Reinhart '57, Jean Martin. Marianne Rover, Erin Martin, 1 
Arnold, Jeanne Arnold. Row 3: lor Mesics, Ross Fasick '55, Darnxtn Glick '58, Martin 
Gluntz '53, Tom Reinhart '58, Charles Martin '64, G< irdon Arnold, Glenn Royer. 



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(STANDING, LEFT TO RIGHT): DR. WALTER PaTTON, MARK PRINZIVALLI '03, DAN KISSINGER 

'02, Jennifer Gehman '03 and Dr. Owen Moe are all involved in a faculty-student 
research project largely funded by a national institutes of health (nih) 
Academic Research Enhancement Award. 



Jean-Paul Benowitz, adjunct instructor of 
history and American studies, presented a 
paper, "Presidential Biography and the Art 
of Debunking: The Impact of Biography on 
the Historical Record and Political Process 
in American Culture" at the Popular Culture 
Association's annual joint meeting with the 
American Cultural Association in 
Philadelphia in April. 

Rabbi Lous Zrvic, adjunct assistant profes- 
sor of religion, delivered a talk and was part 
ol a panel of rabbis at the United Synagogue 
for Conservative Judaism's convention for 
small congregations. His talk was on 
"Searching for Personal Spirituality" and he 
also participated in a panel discussion, "For 
Rabbis Only." 

© WORKING TOGETHER # 

Dr. Stacy Goodman, assistant professor of 
biology, presented a paper titled, "Zinc 
stimulates the activity of the insulin- and 
nutrient-regulated protein kinase mTOR 
at the Experimental Biology annual meet- 
ing in Orlando, Fla., in April. The paper 
represents work she performed at Hershey 
Medical Center that has since been accept- 
ed for publication in the American journal 
of Physiology. Brian J. Patson '00 is a co- 
author of the paper. In addition, Lisa 
Godlewsh '01 and Dr. Goodman present- 



ed a poster tided, "The effects of handling 
on spatial learning in male rats" at the 
Eastern Psychological Society annual meet- 
ing in Washington, D.C, in April. The 
poster was based on research performed by 
Godlewski as an independent study project. 

Dr. Walter Patton, assistant professor of 
chemistry, presented two papers ar the 
"Insights Into Signal Transduction" sympo- 
sium in Bethesda, Md. The first, 
"Elucidation of active-site residues in E. coli 
guanosine-5 -monophosphate synthetase," 
was based on the research efforts of Derek 
Fisher '01 and Crmg MENGES '01. The sec- 
ond paper, on which Dr. Patton was a 
coauthor, was titled, "ARL4, an ARF-like 
protein that is developmentallv regulated 
and localized to nuclei and nucleoli" and 
notes the culmination of a several-year col- 
laborative research project with researchers 
at National Taiwan University and the 
National Institutes of Health. 

Dr. Paul Heise, associate professor of eco- 
nomics, and Dr. Jeanne Hey, chair and 
associate professor of economics, accompa- 
nied students to the 12th Annual 
Undergraduate Conference at Ursinus 
College on Friday, April 20. Presenters 
included Kimberly Dotson '01, "Spain and 
the European Union Cohesian Policy"; 
Adam Feltes '02, "In-Kind Transfers and 



the War on Poverty-"; Magda Jura '01, 
"Romania and the Euro"; and Edward 
TlMMONS '01, "Throwing a Curve: How 
Income Inequality and Environmental 
Degradation Influence Economic Growth." 
Four students served as discussants: 
Charlton Albright '02, Peter Dymond 
'03, Jack Himmelberger '03 and Andrew 
Murray '03. 

Dr. Kathleen Kolbet, assistant professor of 
chemistry; Dr. Walter Patton, assistant 
professor of chemistry; Dr. Owen Moe, 
professor of chemistry; and Dr. Carl 
Wigal; associate professor of chemistry, and 
eight students attended the 65th Annual 
Intercollegiare Student Chemists 
Convention (ISCC) at Goucher College in 
Towson, Md., in April. Four students pre- 
sented papers on their research: Rob Tomko 
'02 and Ryan Buzdygon '02, working with 
Dr. Wigal presented in the organic chem- 
istry division; Tony Huynh '03, working 
with Dr. Kolbet, presented in the physical 
chemistry division; and Derek Fisher '01, 
working with Dr. Moe, presented in the 
biochemistry division. Fisher won the first 
place award in biochemistry and Buzdvgon 
won second place in organic. 

Dr. Louis Laguna, assistant professor of 
psychology, and students from his research 
lab presented the following studies at the 
2001 meeting of the Eastern Psychological 
Association in Washington, D.C: "Worry 
as avoidance of imagery: theoretical support 
using a dichotic listening task" by MICHELLE 
Vosburgh '01, Matthew Rose '02, Sharon 
Zook '01 and Dr. Laguna; "Worn' as avoid- 
ance of arousal" by Meredith McGinley 
'02, KERl HANSEL '01 and Dr. Laguna. 

During this past summer Dr. Owen Moe, 
professor of chemistry, and Dr. WALTER 
Patton, assistant professor of chemistry, 
continued their collaborative work on an 
ongoing faculty-student research project 
that is supported by a SI 33.000 Academic 
Research Enhancement Award (AREA 
grant) from the National Institutes of 
Health. According to Dr. Patton, co-investi- 
gator for the project, NIH-AREA grants are 
specifically designed to enhance research 
opportunities at undergraduate institutions. 
Dr. Moe is the principal investigator for the 
research efforts that use gene cloning and 
protein modification techniques to map key 



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amino acid residues at the active site of the 
enzyme, GMP synthetase. GMP synthetase 
is a target enzyme for chemotherapeutic 
and immunosuppressive therapies: elucidat- 
ing the active site topology of GMP syn- 
thetase could therefore assist in the design 
of new therapeutic drugs. 

Six LVC students carried out research with 
Drs. Moc and Patton during the summer of 
2001: Jen Kreidler '03, Abby Shumaker 
'04, Steve Polansky '02, Mark Prinzivalli 
'03, Dan Krissinger '02 and Jennifer 
Gehman '03. The students each brought 
their particular expertise to the research that 
continues this fall through independent 
study projects. 

Dr. Kenneth Yarnall, associate professor 
of mathematics, took two teams of comput- 
er science majors to Dickinson College in 
April to compete in the first annual 
Dickinson College Spring Programming 
Contest. The team of KEITH BODEN '04, 
David DeHart '05 and Nicholas Hamblet 
'04 finished seventh out of 14 teams, an 
especially good showing considering all 
three were first-year students who were 
attending their first contest. The team of 
seniors Curt Stanton '02 and David 
Taylor '02 took second place, losing to a 
team from Shippensburg University on a 
tie-breaker. 

Dr. Kathleen Kolbet, assistant professor of 
chemistry, was invited to give a seminar to 
the Department of Materials Science and 
Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania 
on May 30. The seminar, titled, "Structure 
and Clustering of Associating Polymers," is 
based on her doctoral thesis and the 
research efforts of chemistry majors John 
Heaney '00, Tony Huynh '03 and 
Elizabeth Walker '01 over the past two 
years at LVC. In addition, the Ionomer 
Group at Perm met specifically with Dr. 
Kolbet to discuss future collaborative 
research. The invitation stems from discus- 
sions in Seattle at the American Physical 
Society national meeting in March of this 
year at which Kolbet presented a paper 
titled, "Associating Polymers in Solution." 

Matthew Rl ssill '03 presented a paper 
titled, "An Evaluation of the Merits of 
Noncommercial Software Piracy" at a stu- 
dent applied ethics conference at Ohio 
University in April. In addition to having 
his paper accepted for the conference. 



Russell received a $500 honorarium/ 
stipend (one of only two awarded) for his 
participation. The paper was written initially 
for Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo's social philosophy 
course that was offered in Fall 2000. 

Dr. Louis Manza, chair and associate pro- 
fessor of psychology, along with several 
undergraduate research assistants, traveled 
to the 72nd meeting of the Eastern 
Psychological Association in Washington, 
D.C., in April. In addition to attending 
various seminars relating to professional 
development while at the conference, they 
presented the following papers concerning 
the research that has been conducted at 
LVC: Kerri Hansell '02, Dr. Manza, 
Meredith McGinley '02, Kristy Kane '01, 
Nicole Ondo '02 and Tragi Hindle '01, 
"Implicit Learning: The Impact of 
Processing Context and Stimulus 
Complexity on Artificial Grammar 
I earning"; ALUSON Kim '02, Dr. Manza, 
Paula Marshali '01, Sara Angle '01 and 
ELSPETH Shumway '00, "Artificial Grammar 
Learning: Utilizing Stimulus Complexity to 
Illustrate a Dissociation Between Implicit 
and Explicit Cognition": Dr. Manza, 
Amanda Bostdorf '03, Joey Duran '03, 
Scean Flowers '03, Keri Hilperts '02, 
Lauren Hindley '03, Liz Lohrmann '02, 
Mandee Santana '01, Jessica Stokes '03 
and Michelle Vosburgh '02, "The 



Influence of Classroom Experiences on 
Paranormal Beliefs." 

TRUSTEES STUDY TOWN/GOWN 

RELATIONSHIPS 

This past May, the I ebanon Valley College 

Board of I'rustecs participated in a working 
session that featured a panel discussion on 
town/gown relations and a second 
that focused on alcohol issues and programs 
on college campuses. Dr. Marsha Zehner 
'73, superintendent, Annville-Cleona 
School District; Dana Si \di hi, i sq., 
McNees, Wallace & Nurick; and Dr. 
Theodore Long, president, Elizabethtown 
College, comprised the town/gown panel. 
Each member shared with the trustees the 
three major issues, in their opinion, of 
being part of a small college town. The 
panelists all provided significant observa- 
tions, including Dana Scaduto, counsel for 
several small colleges, who noted, "the key 
to good town/gown relations is not one of 
law, but rather of communication 
TOM MOTTOLA, director of judicial affairs 
and community development at Gettvsburg 
College, hosted a second working session 
on small college alcohol issues and pro- 
grams. Mottola discussed ways to educate 
students about the dangers of alcohol and 
highlighted several newer programs being 
developed by U.S. colleges that are most 
effective toward eliminating and/or curbing 
such abuses. 




(Leftto Right) Dr. Ross Fasick '55, Dr. Marsha Zehner _ 3. Dr. Theodore Long. 
Dana Scadlto, Esq.. and Dr. G. David Poi i ick outside of the Zimmerman Recital Hall 
following a special Trustee working session; Zehner, Long \m> Scaduto were panei 
MEMBERS WHO DISCUSSED rOWN/GOWN relations. 

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w ENROLLMENT REMAINS STRONG 

The College's enrollment numbers contin- 
ue to climb as the 2001-2002 academic 
year opened with some 1,525 full-time 
students. The new school year officially 
began on Saturday, Aug. 25, with an 
opening Convocation in Miller Chapel. 
Some 420 freshmen and 48 transfers 
joined the student body. Eighty-four per- 
cent of last year's freshmen returned to 
campus this year. "Through a combination 
of retention and a great incoming class, we 
are very pleased to welcome a record num- 
ber of students to LVC this fall," stated 
William Brown 79, dean of admission 
and financial aid. 

According to Brown, three of the new 
freshmen received the President's Award, 
which pays the full amount of the Colleges 
SI 9,2 10 tuition. One hundred ninety-five 
students were in the top 10 percent of their 
high school class and received Vickroy 
Scholarships, which pay half of the cost of 
tuition. Another 94 students were in the 
next decile of their high school class and 
received Leadership Scholarships, which pay 
one-third of the cost of tuition. Fifty-two 
students were in the third decile and earned 
Achievement Scholarships, which pay one- 
fourth of the cost of tuition. 

The entering freshmen come from 1 3 states 
(California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, 
Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, 
New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, 
Pennsylvania and Virginia), Puerto Rico, and 
two foreign countries (Kenya and France). 

The College also welcomed some 346 part- 
time students, with some 1 1 5 in the Master 
of Business Administration program and 
some 57 in the Master of Science Education 
program. In addition, some 70 students 
have enrolled in the five-year master's 
degree program in physical therapy. 

* U.S.NEWS RANKS LVC IN TOP TIER 
AGAIN: GREAT SCHOOL, GREAT 
PRICE 

Lebanon Valley College was recognized 
once again as a "Best Value" and is ranked 
among the top tier of colleges and universi- 
ties in the category of "Best Universities - 
Master's in the North" in U.S.News & 
World Reports 14th annual "America's Best 
Colleges" issue and guidebook. 



"This is the first year that Lebanon Valley 
College has been ranked with an entirely 
new family of academic institutions," stated 
LVC President Dr. G. David Pollick. 
"These include such institutions as 
Villanova, Providence, the Rochester 
Institute of Technology and Loyola College 
in Baltimore. I could not be more pleased 
to see that the Valley has not only once 
again emerged as one of the finest academic 
institutions of its kind in the United States, 
but has also claimed the right to be the #5 
Best Value among this new group of 167 
colleges and universities in the north. LVC 
continues to be a truly great school, at a 
great price." 

■m NEW ACADEMIC OFFERINGS 

The following new academic programs are 
now available at LVC: 

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Communications 

This is an interdisciplinary bachelor of arts 
program drawing courses from across the 
curriculum to prepare students for careers 
in journalism, publications, public relations, 
design and electronic media. The new 
major is conceived as a liberal arts program 
that explotes the foundational practices and 
philosophies of communication, design and 
technology. The heart of the program con- 
sists of an 1 1-course sequence in digital 
design, writing, programming, business, law 
and ethics, and information science. The 
program culminates in a senior year project 
involving both individual and group work. 

Master in Music Education 

This is a new graduate program that will be 
offered (summers only) to practicing public 
school music educators who seek graduate 
certification and additional exposure to 
theories and practices in contemporary 
music education. The program consists of 
30 credit hours (10 courses) that will be 
taught by a combination of cutrent LVC 
music faculty and visiting faculty from 
some of the leading universities and music 
programs in the United States. 

Theater Concentration in the 
Department of English 

The College now offers a concentration in 
theater within the existing English major 
The concentration has been developed in 
response to the requests of many students 
who have looked for some way to give for- 



mal academic expression to their interest in 
the stage. The concentration will add three 
new courses and build upon the College's 
London program and the long tradition of 
the Wig and Buckle Society. 

* LAZIN SERIES RETURNS 

The third Lazin Distinguished Leader in 
Residence Series was held on the LVC cam- 
pus Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. The Series, which is 
funded by Malcolm Lazin '65, allows stu- 
dents to learn more about life beyond LVC 
by meeting with successful alumni and 
community leaders. This year's residents 
were: JEANNE ARNOLD, community business 
leader and volunteer; Tony Leach '73, pro- 
fessor of music at Penn State University; 
Robert Dinerman '58, entrepreneur; Alan 
Hague '68, partner with Arthur Andersen; 
John Biever '69, psychiatrist and faculty 
member at the Hershey Medical Center; 
and Eve Lindemuth Bodeux '87, interna- 
tional communication consultant. 




* CELEBRATING THE 60s 

The College's 2001-2002 Colloquium will 
focus on the 1960s, a revolutionary decade 
in history that changed the way society 
viewed education, values, lifestyles, laws and 
entertainment. 

The fall semester's events began with a riv- 
eting ptesentation by Bobby Seale, co- 
founder of the Black Panther Party. The 
series continued with a panel discussion on 
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Cornish, Dr. Albertine Washington, Bobby 
Seale and Kim Saunders on the stage in 
Lutz Hall; Dow-Ford and Washing t< >n are 
LVC Trustees, (see below) 

presentation on the music of the 1 960s by 
Rock & Roll aficionado Barry Drake; and 
an art exhibition, "From Pop to Op: 
American Art in the 1960s," featuring a 
presentation by CECILE Whiting, professor 
of art history at UCLA. Rounding out the 
colloquium was a film series featuring such 
classics as Easy Rider, A Hard Day's Night, 
Tom Jones and To Sir With Love. The collo- 
quium will continue with a full calendar of 
events throughout the spring semester. 
Visit the LVC web site at www.lvc.edu for 
more information. 

* BLACK PANTHER CO-FOUNDER 
LEADS OFF COLLOQUIUM 

BOBBY Seale, co-founder and national 
organizer of the Black Panther Party dis- 
cussed "From the 60s to the Future" as part 
of the kickoff for the College's year-long 
colloquium, "The 1960s." Seale lectured to 
a standing-room only crowd in Lutz Hall in 
September. Among numerous topics, Seale 
explained the creation and evolution of the 
Black Panther party before discussing proj- 
ects with which he is currently involved. 
Today, Seale acts as Community Liaison 
with the Department of African and 
African-American Studies at Temple 
University. He is currently completing a 
screenplay for a film based on Seize the 
Time. He is the creator of REACH!, an 
organization dedicated to informing and 
teaching the youth of America and the 
world about numerous topics, including the 
1960s social action movement, gun control, 
economic liberation. South Africa and 
social justice. 



* ( IRANT FOR PERFORMANCE 

Lebanon Valley College was one of 65 four- 
year, Pennsylvania colleges to receive a new, 
nationally innovative performance grant 
from the state of Pennsylvania that rewards 
institutions for graduating students on 
time. Institutions that graduate more than 
40 percent of their Pennsylvania resident 
students in four years — or five years in 
five-year programs — are eligible to receive 
incentive awards. Lebanon Valley has been 
allotted 595,910. 




* VIVA LVC 

Michelle Buzgon, the daughter of Bernerd 
'59 and Marcia Buzgon, was vacationing in 
Venice, Italy, when this poster in a local 
restaurant captured her attention. The sign 
advertises the Concert Choir and Chamber 
Choir's performance at a nearby venue, 
which was part of the group's 10-day tour 
of Italy in May (see story, page 24). 

w PUBI [CATIONS WIN 

The College has received the following 
awards for its publications: 

•The 1999-2000 President's Report earned a 
national bronze medal in the 2001 CASE 
Circle of Excellence Awards. 

• The master of science education brochure 
garnered a bronze award in the 2001 
Summit Creative Awards competition. 

I he award was presented to Hamilton 
Gregory Advertising, the firm that 
designed the piece. 

•m LVC SUPPORTS LOCAI ( OMMUNITY 

LVC President Dr. G. David Pollick pre- 
sented three separate contributions, totaling 
over $66,000, to Annville Township and 
the Annville-Cleona School District at the 




(LEFT TO RIGHT): RICHARD F. CHARLES, 

Dr. Marsha L. Zehner 73, Dr. G. David 

P< >! I I< K AND TH( IMAs R. B . : SHARE A 

moment in mi West Dining Hall of 
iiii Mund College Center. President 
Pollick, on behalf of the G 

I'RI si N TED EACH OF THE THREI 

A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARD l'HEIR 

RLsI'H TIVF I )R< .ANIZATIONS. 

College's opening breakfast in August. The 
opening breakfast, instituted by Dr. Pollick 
when he arrived on campus in 1996, is a 
celebration of the new academic year. "It is 
with great pleasure that I present these girts 
on behalf of the Lebanon Valley College 
family," noted Dr. Pollick. "WTiile the fact 
is that our faculty, staff and students are 
involved in many immeasurable charitable 
and voluntary works throughout the greater 
Annville community, these financial gifts 
from the College enhance our belief in, and 
support tor, the strong connections that 
have been established within the region." 
Richard F. Charles, Annville Township 
Commissioner, accepted a $50,000 gift on 
behalf of The Greater Annville Committee. 
The College has agreed to contribute a total 
of $250,000 toward the Annville 
Streetscape Project; a project designed in 
part to "enhance economic development in 
downtown Annville and to improve pedes- 
trian safety and traffic movement accord- 
ing ro Charles. Dr. Marsha L. Zehner 73, 
superintendent of the .Annville-Cleona 
School District, received an $8,000 gilt on 
behalf of the school district and, THONLAS R. 
BEAZI EY, president of the Annville Board of 
Commissioners, received an S8.150 contri- 
bution on behalf of Annville Township. In 
the past, the school district has used LVC 
contributions toward educational programs 
and the township has used such gifts at the 
discretion of the Board of Commissioners. 



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*From Pop to Op: American Art in the 1960s 
October 26 - December 9, 2001 

'American Watercolors and Gouaches 

from the CIGNA Museum and Art Collection 

January 10 - February 17, 2002 

Rembrandt Etchings 
March 1 - April 14, 2002 

Spring Arts Festival 

31st Annual Juried Art Exhibition • April 26 - May 11, 2002 

Call (717) 867-6397 for Juried Arts entry form. 

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